Michigan Unemployment If You Get Fired

Generally, in Michigan you have to have lost your job through no fault of your own in order to collect unemployment.

In most cases, this means that if you get fired, you cannot collect unemployment benefits.

If you get fired from your job, you should go ahead and apply for unemployment benefits, because there are some cases where you can be fired from your job and still get benefits.

If you feel like you were fired unfairly, or there were extenuating circumstances, be sure to tell you unemployment counselor about them. If your unemployment application is denied because you were fired, you also have the right to appeal the decision.

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# marianne 2011-03-26 23:57
on march 11,2011 my old boss that used to own the salon called me on my day off to say hi, and how is evryone doing ,i said im ok but not doing good he said why,i said bc my pay has drop and i dont know if im going to pay my bills or rent, im having hard times. he told me im not getting mim wage i said i know but what can i do. tell i find a better job . so the call ended my old boss calls up to the salon talk to the manager how come the girls are not getting mim wage. but i think he told them he talk to me. so on sat march 11which was on sat i work all day so the end of the day the new owner called and told me to leave the key to the salon because he needs to make copies of the key so i said ok. the new owner never said nothing to me.so monday march 14 2011 , i went to work the salon was not open at9 i waited out in the parking lot for hour . a girl that works with me called me saying she going to be late that she has the key. so the salon didnt get open tell 10. so i worked i was doing a perm my manager came in 1 she didnt say nothing to me . the around 130 0r 2 the new owner comes in and waited for me to get done with the perm so he called me in the back room to sign a paper i said why? he said i was fired bcause i talk to my old boss , i didnt sign the paper . the manager comes in the back room and said we can give you 2.15 hr waitress get that . i said im not a waitress im a hairstylist, so at that point i didnt want to argue so i pack my stuff and left. i think this was very unfair, i didnt do nothing wrong.
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# rodney 2011-06-14 11:16
i have lost my job with comcast which required me to have my drivers license. well it got suspended for 2 months and i was let go. would i be eligible?
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# Ken 2011-09-29 00:00
I was fired 2 months ago. The company said I didnt measure a part right and so they had to rework the part. I had a heart attack and every since then they have been trying to get me out of there. So they said this and his supervisor signed off the parts saying they were good to run. Everyone else measure the same way I did and they r not fireing them. The supervisor knows that they all measure that way but when it came down he sad he didnt know. I had been working there for 5 years and everything was good till I had his heart attack this year. In fact when I came back to work from being in the hospital from having the heart attack they had papers to fire me they tried to give to me. I didnt take them cause I was on FMLA. So they have been out for me every since. I has been denied 2 times for unemployment. Now what can I do? I am losing everything cause I have been without no income. Soon my wife and myself will be homeless too. Please can u give me some advice.
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# John 2012-01-15 21:03
hello, I was fired last week for something I couldn't believe. I was told by my manager verbally to complete several different tasks. She told me they all needed to be done and they were put in no specific order. I promptly went right to work repairing a truck and was yelled at cause she evidently wanted the trailers service first. I went out and started performing service to one of the five trailers that needed it and was yelled at again for not doing it in the order she wanted it done in. She did not give me specific instructions and flipped out when i didn't do exactly as she had it planned out. Evidently im psychic or something. Anyways i finished all repairs within an hour on all equipment and when i reported for work the following day i was fired.
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# Beth 2012-01-21 21:22
I have been working at a hospital for about 8 months. Unfortunately I could not afford insurance and was unable to get insurance thru employment until this month. I missed alot of work due to chest pain and anxiety illnesses as well as from having withdrawals from anti anxiety medications. I passed out two times watching a surgery and my boss told me one more time and I would lose my position. When I had the withdrawals I was passing out several times a day and going to the ER several times a month. I called in sick for fear of passing out and dropping an infant (I work in the birthing center) and losing my position that way. And since I have not worked 12 months I am not yet eligible for FMLA. I was now warned if I miss one more day in 6 months, no matter the circumstance or doctors note, I will be terminated. If this happens, will I be eligible for unemployment?
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# Shawnda 2012-04-11 10:03
If I get fired for attendence even though I have doctors excuses for 95%of them can I collect unemployment ?
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# Chris 2012-04-26 23:43
I was on medical leave and during the time, I got called in for an interview at a job that I applied to over a year ago. I went to an interview and was offered a job I tried the job out one day for a few hours and did not like it. I was planning to go back to work but the place I interviewed with called my employer and told them I came in. I was then fired. I have many reasons why I was interested in a new job. I was diagnosed with severe anxiety and word around the office was that they were looking to hire new employees so I was walking on egg shells. Could I collect unemployment? I never signed papers with the job that I interviewed with, I just went in one day to check out the system.
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# Pat 2012-07-17 20:55
Recently i got moved to third shift...I am Bi-polar and have type 2 diebetes my doctor wrote my boss a letter telling him it would not be healthy to work this shift for health reasons... I asked my boss about second shift and he would not consider it! I am missing alot of work due to elevated suger levels in my blood and and real bad manic and depressing moods that are hampering my ability to work. If i got fired would i be eligable for benefits?
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# Amy 2012-10-04 21:42
I was recently fired from my job, because i was in the hospital for 5 days. They said that I have lost my job because too many days were missed. And that a hospital excuse was not good enough. I couldn't help but miss, due to being hospitalized.
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# Tricia 2012-10-11 09:23
My son was fired due to excessive absenteeism. The absenteeism was due to a medical condition, which was fully disclosed to his employer. His employer was willing to work with him and allowed him to take days off when needed, but when it got excessive, he was fired. He applied for unemployment but was denied. What are the chances of winning an appeal? This is in Michigan.
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# toddp 2012-10-22 09:44
With the jobs available today and the employer having the upper hand we are all in trouble. They can tell you when to talk/walk/go to the bathroom etc.
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# carole 2012-11-01 09:06
im close to being fired for circumstances that everyone else has done and not ever be reprimanded for,,except me,,,and only after i had disclosed that i had been diagnoses with ndiabetes have i felt that they are deliberately singleing me out cause they dont want to have to deal with the issues that goes with it,,,right now im on suspension pending an "investigation"of the allegations of "willfully, deliberatly,bla tently, consciencly, covertly packing ^ parts withoiut tying the tops. they people in the plant are portraying mr as an evil person , moreso since i refuse to be their personal grunt any more. there are 2 sets of rules in this plant,,,the rules im am no questions asked,, to follow and the liberal rules that everyone else has to follow, hense my vib of being singled out....and the person who made the allegations has a huge issue with altering the facts but cause hes the supervisors yes man his allegations will stick...can i still file for unemploymen t if this goes nasty
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# Andy 2012-11-30 21:26
I live in michigan and i worked for an employer for 16 years. A month ago he sold his business.I was the store manager of the business he sold. Two days ago i was demoted from a store manager with a 15000 dollar a year pay cut. If i quit without notice can i get unemplyment? Would quiting with a notice make a difference?
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# Sharon 2012-12-07 19:19
I had back surgery in june i went back to work in sept. I lasted only 2 weeks and the doctor put me back off work, my short term disability was denied if my employer fires me can i claim unemployement?
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# Terri 2013-01-10 06:19
I have been at job for close to seven months now and constantly being micro-managed and called out for petty things. I feel nothing I do is right and everyday I go to work with this knot in stomach thinking this the day they are going to fire me. Also, I have to wait for a whole to ask for a transfer. In all my years working I have never experienced this type of treatment. If they fire me would I eligible for unemployment?
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# Josh1 2013-01-14 12:04
I have lost my job due to not meeting the expectation of my job. They said that it was lack of performance. Am I still able to collect unemployment.
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# Pj 2013-02-21 19:52
I signed a non-compete contract with my employer which states i can not work in my field for 1 year after leaving the company. The only way out is if i am fired. I would need unemployment benefits until i can find another job. They are currently not granting my requested PTO, it was agreed that i would work close to home & now i am traveling >25 miles from home most of the time and carrying heavy equipment which was not required in the past. How can i either get fired or quit & still be able to get unemployment in michigan?
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# Bobbi 2013-06-26 16:00
I have to have surgery, and have only worked for the state or 4 months and I am told I will be terminated from my position, because I do not qualify for FMLA or a leave of absence. Would I be able to qualify for Unemployment?
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# Deshun 2013-07-08 20:52
I've been waiting for 8 weeks now, to get approved for unemployment, and it just keep saying pending. I was fired because they said I violated Business.CPC. I wasn't aware that I was doing something wrong.
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