Answered on Jan 3, 2012
Generally there would been to be some type of purposeful action by the employee, as opposed to negligence or action which are beyond the control of the employee.
To show “willful misconduct,” it is the burden of the employer to show an act of wanton or willful disregard of the employer’s interests, a deliberate violation of the employer’s rules, a disregard of standards of behavior which the employer has a right to expect of an employee, or negligence indicating an intentional disregard of the employer’s interest or of the employee’s duties and obligations to the employer.
The employer must show a serious disregard of that interest or that employee was or should have been conscious that his actions were inimical to the employers interests. However, employee negligence is not sufficient.