Ohio Unemployment If You Get Fired

Generally, in Ohio 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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# Mary Soupene 2011-07-19 19:12
Am I to understand that if I am fired I CANNOT collect unemployment?
If I am fired NOT because I am not doing my job, but because (some) Managers do not like my "attitude", is that a reason
to dis-qualify me from receiving unemployment?
Thank you for your assistance
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# kyle 2011-08-31 16:54
I worked at a car dealership. and they wanted me to go from being paid hourly to flat rate. i told them i was not changing how i was paid. They then fired me. can i get unenployment?
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# mike 2011-12-14 18:41
if u were fired from employer and they did not follow thier own employee handbook canu still get unemployment. they said u were given warnings but thier is no proof, meaning that thier is no paperwork or signed documents.
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# Jake 2012-01-10 13:38
After a demotion at work and being suspended I also took couple ectra days off and now they say I pointed out and was let go. Can I draw unemployment?
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# cordie 2012-01-11 14:56
I was transferred from the job site I was hired for. I did not have transportation to the new job site so I called off. I also talked to my supervisor about my situation. I was fired for not showing up for work. Can I get unemployment in Ohio?
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# Malinda 2012-01-26 18:50
i had back surgery in april 2011 the dr didnt want me to go back to work until nov 2011 .. well in the dr had me off for 90 days to see if the surgery was going to take i do alot of lifting and climbing ladders and pulling heavy pallets .. so i didnt have any fmla left so i took personal medical the store manager approved the 90 days so the dr put me off for other 90 days i was having alot of pain and the dr thought that he might have to go back in .. so i called my employer in oct had all my paper work in so i called in oct to check in .. well i was informed that i was supposed to of been notified july that the store manager didnt approve my extension on my leave so i was given a choice to come back or quit .. so i went back without drs release .. and they didnt hold any of my days against me . so went back in oct 2011 .. so in jan of 2012 i had to go back off again for my back in alot of pain ... so i dont have any fmla . so i asked the the store manager if he could give me personal medical leave he said no so now all the days i call off are counted against me so if i reach 7 call off which i almost there i will b terminated . and im off for a month right now .so my question is if i do get terminated for a medical condition will i be able to recieve unemployment . thank you
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# sarah 2012-08-30 08:23
If my cardiologist puts me on restricions because of my heart disease and my employer lets me go because they feel there is no other job i can perform for the company can i collect unemployment?
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# Dorinda 2012-09-12 09:23
I was discharged because they wanted to give my position to someone else. I have never been written up or disciplined. Have always been told I am doing a great job. Can I get unemployment benefits?
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# Roger 2013-03-12 20:00
Yes, the Ohio unemployment office, or any UI office for that matter, has the stated and implied policy of denying claims for any and all reasons. None of the UI agencies like to see ex-employees get a free paycheck. It is a psychological thing. And the more Republican the state is, the less likely you will get approved and even if you do it is likely the unemployment will be a pittance, will often be revoked for no reason in hopes you will just get too frustrated and quit applying, and will find new and creative ways to "deny" your claim. It is really pathetic. Sorry! Should you get it based on the facts you presented? Of course.
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# Holly 2013-01-10 13:47
If my job would like me to transfer to a different location and refuse to move locations and they fire me will I be eligible for unemployment
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# Lisee 2013-02-20 00:33
In Jan of 2013 medicaid revised the law that all assisted living employees had to get background check every 5 yrs, I had been in my asst living position for 18 yrs and had a incident which I pled no contest in 1996. It was still open in 2010 because I owed fines, but the case was closed. I was terminated because of this, I also revealed it to my employer when I had to go to court. My employer had to terminate me because of the law, I guess. My question is can I collect unemployment. I was an excellent employee with top evaluations for 18 yrs. There was never any complaints about my work and my attendance was excellent...Thank you
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# Steven 2013-03-07 07:23
I was fired when a co-worker hit me and I defended myself. Can I collect unemployment?
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# Brianm 2013-05-03 20:46
My employer terminated me based on a legit clerical error when I submitted payroll for my staff. They twisted the situation when they replied to the office of unempoloyment and said I admitted the mistake. I had told them my situation of not having my computer accessible and having to use an alternate method and an error occurred when I uploaded the spreadsheet. My employer told odjfs that I admitted the error due to being busy, which was not at all what I said. Am I out of luck here or is this standard? Also, this is my first round with unemployment. I was with the company for 10 years with no prior warnings about this.
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# jeff 2013-05-22 08:59
I had an hernia operation that has not healed properly, which caused me to miss several days of work and get fired, can I get unemployment in a case like this?
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# fred 2013-05-22 09:04
I got fired because I got drafted to another department which resulted in a decrease in pay and a shift which does not allow me to attend to my father who needs my help due to medical needs. Can I draw unemployment for this?
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# Zach 2017-07-17 14:31
Are you able to collect unemployment for being fired for getting a new job
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# Tonya 2017-09-08 14:52
I was fired for excessive absenteeism while on leave from surgery. This is my second major surgery since May, I believe I've exceeded FMLA. Can I still apply?
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# Rodney 2017-10-24 14:54
I was fired because they said I was to ruff on the work truck. I work in the oil field and the manner in which I operate the truck has not changed nor the miles I drive. Can I file for unemployment.
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# Erik Mineer 2017-12-06 13:42
I got fired from my job of two years after missing one day in three and a half months everything job related I was satisfactory that cannot be just cause
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