How to File a Georgia Unemployment Appeal

If you feel like you need to file an unemployment appeal, you can do so by:

1. Go to the Georgia unemployment website and click on 'Appeal'.
2. Contact your unemployment counselor.
3. File a claim directly with the Georgia Board of Labor.
4. Contact a labor attorney.

What are some reason that you might need to file an unemployment appeal?

1. You feel like you did not receive the full amount of your unemployment benefits.
2. You feel like you were treated unfairly or discriminated against.
3. You feel like you were denied for unemployment benefits inappropriately.
4. You feel like your employer is trying to block you from receiving unemployment benefits when you are legitimately entitled and eligible to receive them.
5. You think that your unemployment benefits ran out too soon.
6. You believe that your unemployment application was incorrectly or unfairly judged or handled.

The staff of the Georgia unemployment offices are very diligent and professional counselors who genuinely want to help you, but sometimes mistakes are made. If you feel like something has gone wrong during your unemployment case that has affected the benefits that you receive, you can file a Georgia unemployment appeal in order to have your case reviewed. Do this as soon as possible. Do not let too much time pass, or it may be too late.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the Georgia Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Georgia Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Georgia Unemployment page, click here: Georgia Unemployment

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# Jessica 2011-09-02 12:49
My husband and I recently found out we were expecting, about a month after I was hired at my new job. I am almost out of my first trimester, and I have had a very rough pregnancy so far. Just this week, I contracted a stomach virus ON TOP of being pregnant, so was out of work for 4 days. I did this not only for my health (I literally couldn't move most days) but for the health of the rest of the office as well, as I was contagious. I followed company protocol on letting my office know I would be absent daily, and they seemed to be very understanding. I received a call last night from our manager at the office (night of day 4) checking up on me. I told him I actually had just eaten my first meal in 5 days and would definitely be in the office tomorrow because I was able to keep it down. He then followed to say that I could take Friday off as well, as they had called some help in from another office. I then get a text message today (Friday) stating they actually hired someone in my place. For the past couple of weeks, I've felt as if my pregnancy had affected the way I was being treated, just through various issues that have come up in the office, but then this really pushed me over the edge. Is this something that is unemployment eligible? As difficult as this job was to acquire when I wasn't pregnant, I can't imagine how difficult its going to be to find one now that I am and also, now that we need the money more than ever.
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# Sarah 2013-05-01 21:30
Not only does it sound unemployment eligible. It also sounds like you have a lawsuit! I think you were discriminated against, because you were pregnant, and they didn't want to have to deal with your having to miss days due to being sick. There is no way they should have hired someone in your place, while telling you to take an extra day off, because they had coverage! OMG! Woman get to an attorney's office ASAP!
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# Sarah 2013-05-01 21:12
I was terminated from the contract assignment at customers request. Due to my Manager being upset that I told her I had jury duty the evening before I was supposed to serve. She claimed she had to do a lot of switching people around because I didn't give her enough time to plan.

It was a mistake that I didn't check my mailbox for 3 weeks, and I had to give short notice. Yet, she's had to schedule and rearrange us all for months now on short notice. And, it was never a problem.

My employer who reiterated that it was the customer, not them who requested I be terminated from the contract, paid me for 2 weeks Administrative Leave. They were going to try and find me another site to work at, and asked that I do the same.

However, if nothing came up, I'd be administrativel y terminated and the work relationship would end. I didn't quit, and technically I wasn't terminated through any fault of my own by the company I actually worked for.

The paper I signed actually states they were paying me for two weeks. People who are fired don't have their company paying them for 2 weeks and trying to get them another assignment.

Would I be eligible under these circumstances to receive unemployment benefits?
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