July 27, 2007
JANIE LIVINGSTON, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellant, ) Cook County.
THE DEPARTMENT OF )
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; )
DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY; )
THE BOARD OF REVIEW; )
and LAKEVIEW NURSING AND )
REHABILITATION c/o )
PERSONNEL PLANNERS, ) Honorable
) Sheldon Gardner,
Defendants-Appellees. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE GALLAGHER delivered the opinion of the court:
Plaintiff Janie Livingston appeals from the denial of her
claim for unemployment insurance benefits under the Unemployment
Insurance Act (Act) (820 ILCS 405/100 et seq. (West 2004)).
Defendant Lakeview Nursing and Rehabilitation (Lakeview)
discharged plaintiff from her job as a certified nursing
assistant after she allegedly slapped the face of an elderly
resident, Dolores Johnson.
On appeal, plaintiff contends that she neither slapped