Nevada Unemployment If You Get Fired

Generally, in Nevada 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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# Danny 2011-03-29 11:32
Do both the employer and the employee have to show up to an appeals hearing?
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# daniela 2011-04-20 17:28
i was let go from my job because i took some advice from a manager about my attendance. i asked if i was to go home sick would this cause me to get fired and she said no. anything after this will cause termination. if she would have told me right there and then yes i would get fired i would have tried to stay whole day and work through my problems. now they are holding it all against me that i should have know were i stood with attedance . But if you dont know isnt that the reason you go and talk to a manager about it.
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# Rosie 2011-10-11 13:37
I was terminated after using up my FMLA due to breast cancer. Am I eligible for unemployment?
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# Lee 2012-06-18 18:19
I was fired because I failed to notify the manager of a situation where a guest had a allergy situation... Instead of notifying the manager, I went directly to the kitchen, but the policy is to go directly to the manager.... Can I still collect unemployment?
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# Kay 2012-07-30 16:56
I was fired because I had to call in for 3 days because my son was very sick. Then a few days later my car broke down on the way to work. These things were out of my control. Can I still collect unemployment?
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# Wrongful 2012-12-09 04:02
I have been working in same office for a year. I was tardy one day almost a year ago and on my second tardy I was let go. He didn't even let me explain what happened or give reason why I was late. I have never called in sick I've been there everyday and had the two tardies. He also said I didn't show up to an event, when in fact I went to the office and picked up things clocked in, and on the way, had a flat tire and migraine so I called and left him a message I wouldn't be able to make it... I'm worried after having my phone interview that it will be denied? He also has never given me a warning or write up... This came from out of nowhere!! Will I be approved what do you think
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# Joe 2013-02-14 17:28
My employer didn't accept my FMLA paper work because it was passed 2weeks. And they fired me for attendance.
Would I be able to claim unemployment in Nevada in this situation ?? Thank you.
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# ruthanne 2013-04-15 09:47
i recieved my letter stating im eligable for unemployment benafits but when i go on line it says my check status is dq and i also have not recievef a card
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# Ingrid 2013-05-11 12:56
I was fired and told it was because my performance, after 10 months of employment, was poor for two months. No warning, which prompted me to ask why I wasn't told there was a problem while I've seen many others get reprimanded, warned, etc. as I sit outside my manager's office. She said its because THEY show interest in their job. That morning, I had apologized and sent an email to the person I do work for apologizing for my performance for last two weeks as I learned my blood pressure had been critically high, and was causing me not to feel well, thus I was not working very fast. She told me not to worry about it, that she'd mentioned it to no one and it wasn't an issue. I thanked her. That was at 9:30 a.m.

At 4:30 p.m. I was fired and told that it was that same woman who'd complained that my performance was poor for TWO months (what employer allows someone to be lousy for two months) and again, that I wasn't given a warning while others were because they were interested in their jobs.

Seems like discrimination of some kind. Definitely unfair to to not treat people in the same position the same.
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# Mirian 2017-09-02 01:23
I have been working for a company for about 3 years and have called out here and their. I have finally racked up enough points to get possibly fired but the last few have been because I kept getting my time off denied and they would also schedule me when I had specifically could not work certain days but I had family emergencies out of state and we were short but when other coworkers asked a day before and the schedule was already out they would get the day off and I would have to end up working 9 hrs mind you I am part time and company policies we are not to work over 28 hrs . Would I be able to collect unemployment
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# Abused 2017-11-02 17:10
I was terminated because of hostel work environment from my manager always putting me down and one day it came to a head and he threw me out of the department after some bad words from both of us. I was under stress every day I have to go to work after this happened I made the mistake of I posted on FB how bad he had treated me and mentioned his name not the company. I also contacted a employee private message that I thought was a friend and said some really hurt full things about the manager it was showed to the upper management and I was interviewed by Corp Office and told my side of the story and now bad I had been treated on the job I was terminated. I was with the company 13+ years and worked my hardest for the company came in on my days off to help out when they needed me, now I am afraid I won't be able to find another job or a place that will hire me because of my previous employer giving me a bad reference. What can I do now.!
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