The claimant had to leave her employment as a splicer of tubes in a rubber plant because her nine-year-old son had become ill with rheumatic fever. When the son had recovered from the acute stage but still required careful attendance, she refused an offer of reemployment with the employer on either the graveyard or night shift in order to be with her child during the night hours. A sister-in-law would care for the child during the day. Because of seniority she could not be employed on the day shift.
HELD: Although the work offered was suitable the claimant had good cause for refusing it in view of her son's serious illness. Neither the seniority provisions of the employment nor the fact that she had previously worked the shifts in question had any bearing upon the validity of her reasons for refusing night work.