Can You Get Unemployment If You Get Fired?

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In order to receive unemployment you have to be unemployed through no fault of your own.  If you get fired from your job your employer may have a valid reason for firing you, and thus it is your own fault that you are unemployed, and therefore you are ineligible to receive unemployment benefits.
 
There are, however, situations where your employer did not have a valid reason for firing you, in which case you may be found eligible for unemployment even when you get fired from your job.  These situations are rare, and the ultimate decision whether you can collect unemployment could be arbitrary - and often only settled by making an appeal, and having a a special eligibility appeal hearing.  If your employer violated the law in firing you, it may take a lawsuit in order for you to collect unemployment and be compensated for your lost job and wages.
 
THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE, YOU MAY NEED AN ATTORNEY
 
If you think that your employer has broken the law or illegaly fired you, you have to contact an employment or labor lawyer.  If you cannot afford an attorney, you should contact the Legal Aid Society.  Also some lawyers take these kinds of cases pro bono, which means 'for free', or on a contingency basis, which means you don't have to pay anything upfront, and the lawyer only gets paid if you win your lawsuit.  Again, this site is not legal advice.  If you think that your rights have been violated or you have been illegally fired you must contact a lawyer.
 
Situations where you MIGHT still be able to get unemployment if you get fired?
  1. You might still be able to get unemployment if you were fired because you were asked to break the law, and did not do it.  It is illegal to ask an employee to break the law.  In this situation, you should consult an employment or labor lawyer.
  2. You might still be able to get unemployment if you were fired because you did not respond to innapropriate, sexual and/or romantic advances in the workplace.  Sexual harrassment is illegal and you should consult an employment lawyer.
  3. You might still be able to get unemployment if you were fired because you served on jury duty.
  4. You might still be able to get unemployment if you were fired because you were asked to violate professional regulations or code of ethics.
  5. You might still be able to get unemployment if you were fired because you were activated for military duty, or otherwise fulfilling your obligations to the military.
  6. You might still be able to get unemployment if you were fired because you were a "whistle-blower" or otherwise reported your employer's or workplace's illegal activity or conditions.
  7. You might still be able to get unemployment if you were fired because you filed a workman's compensation claim.
  8. You might still be able to get unemployment if you were fired because you talked about your salary or wages with a coworker.
  9. You might still be able to get unemployment if you were fired because you filed a safety complaint with OSHA.
  10. You might still be able to get unemployment if you were fired in a way that violates your employment contract.  Employment contracts do not have to be written down; they can be 'implied' through verbal conversations.  If you think this is the case, you should consult an employment or labor lawyer.
  11. You might still be able to get unemployment if you were fired for exercising your legal rights as they relate to the workplace.  If you think this is the case, you should consult an employment or labor lawyer.
Don't Sign Anything!
 
If you get fired you employer may ask you to sign some paperwork or documents before you leave.  DON'T SIGN ANYTHING!
 
If you believe that you were improperly or illegally fired, it is very important that you do not sign any documents that your employer asks you to sign while you're on your way out.  They cannot hold your last check unless you sign any documents - that is illegal.  They may try to tempt you to sign some documents in exchange for 'severance pay' - DON'T SIGN ANYTHING if you know you're in the right.  Some employers may try to get you to sign a statement that says that you know you were wrong, that the employer terminated you for a good reason, and essentially giving up any rights you may have to collect unemployment or sue them.
 
You Will Get Denied If You Get Fired For 'Just Cause'
 
Every state is different, and each situation will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  If you apply for unemployment after you've been fired from your job, and your employer had a valid reason to fire you, and your employer followed all of the laws and regulations in firing you, you will almost certainly have your application denied.
 
You Should File Even If You Get Fired
 
I believe that there are some situations where people who were fired from their job should still file for unemployment, unless you willingly and knowingly caused yourself to get fired.  Often employers will fire people for minor, but valid, infractions just so that they don't have to have to pay them anymore.  Some companies will go on a 'firing spree', by firing people for small infractions, right before a laying off lots of people so that they can try to get out of paying unemployment benefits to the people that they fired.  Also, you should still file for unemployment, even if you get fired, because your employer won't challenege your application.
 
File an Appeal If You Are Denied Because You Got Fired
 
If you believe that you were improperly or illegally fired, you should appeal the denial of your unemployment application.  After your claim is denied, you will have to file an unemployment appeal.  If you have to file an appeal - this means that you employer is challenging your right to collect unemployment because they fired you, and you will have to have a special unemployment appeal hearing.  Making an unemployment eligibility appeal can be a slow, complicated process.  It could take weeks or months for your appeal to be processed, and it could take weeks or months to get an actual eligibility hearing.  If your rights were violated or you were illegally fired, you should contact an employment or labor lawyer.
 
Situations where you WILL NOT be able to get unemployment if you get fired from your job?
  1. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because you did not do your job correctly, or to the standards set by your employer.
  2. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because you were drunk, intoxicated, or using alcohol or drugs in the workplace.
  3. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because you failed a drug test.
  4. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because you were insubordinate.
  5. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because you violated company policy or the terms of your employment contract.
  6. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because you were late for work or did not show up for a shift.
  7. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because you were sleeping on the job.
  8. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because you committed a crime on the job.
  9. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because you stole money, goods, or property from your company or coworkers.
  10. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because did not meet your sales or production quota.
  11. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because did not know how to perform the requirements of your job.
  12. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because you falsified your time card.
  13. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because you lied on your job application or resume.
  14. You will not be able to collect unemployment if you are fired from your job because you were disruptive or hostile towards coworkers.
There Are Rules on How To Fire Someone
 
Just because you broke the rules, or did something wrong on the job, doesn't necessarily mean that your employer can fire you immediately.  In some states, there are rules that govern how and why and employer can fire someone.  This varies state-by-state, so it is best to consult an employment or labor lawyer.
 
At Will Employment States
 
If your state is an 'At-Will Employment' state, your employer can pretty much fire you for any reason, as long as it is a legal reason, without telling you why.
 
For more information about 'At-Will Employment', click here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At-will_employment
 
Non-At Will Employment States
 
If your state is not an 'At-Will Employment' state, employers have to follow a certain procedure, and have valid reasons, which are collectively known as Just Cause, in order to fire you.
 
There are seven principles or 'test' which determine whether and how an employer can fire someone:
  1. Did the employer warn the employee of the consequences of his or her actions?
  2. Are the employer's rules and regulations reasonably related to business performance and efficiency that the employer might reasonably expect from the employee?
  3. Did the employer make an effort, before firing the employee, to find out if the employee was guilty as charged?
  4. Did the employer conduct a fair and objective investigation into the charges about the employee?
  5. Did the employer find sufficient or substantial evidence of that the employee was guilty as charged?
  6. Did the employer apply the rules fairly and without discrimination?
  7. Was the severity of the disciplinary action or firing reasonably related to the seriousness of the employee's offense and the employee's past performance and employment record?  In other words, did the punishment fit the crime?
For more information about Just Cause, click here:
 

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# Brittnay W. 2010-09-01 11:46
I got fired for missin work.which I understood and was ok with it, but the way they fired me was crap. When I got to work everyone I saw askd y I was there cuz I was fired. They gave my job away before I was even fired. The hole store knew before i did. Thought there was a confidentiality law or sumthing
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# Alisha 2010-09-02 16:16
Did you get unemployment?
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# Jeremy 2011-04-14 21:32
I would have fired you for poor grammar...
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# Sheila 2011-05-05 15:21
Jeremy you are funny!!
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# linny 2011-08-17 10:37
or something
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# missv 2011-12-07 16:51
I was on the last chance plan for my attendance when I was fired from my job after 16.5 years. An altercation occurred where I used a profane word once, Because of this they denied me unemployment . Is this action legal ? I cannot find a job nor can I collect unemployment . What is my next choice ? I don't know .
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# yardo 2012-05-30 10:35
missv . they probably called you miss vacation. Didn't they?
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# respect 2012-11-12 15:56
Quoting Jeremy:
I would have fired you for poor grammar...

Do you always run your mouth like your special, you are a idiot
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# jakes 2012-11-20 13:08
"Do you always run your mouth like YOU'RE special? You are AN idiot.

FTFY
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# Ryan 2013-05-19 19:02
Bahahaha, hilarious Jermey!
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# Don Juan 2011-06-01 10:33
Quoting Brittnay W.:
I got fired for missin work.which I understood and was ok with it, but the way they fired me was crap. When I got to work everyone I saw askd y I was there cuz I was fired. They gave my job away before I was even fired. The hole store knew before i did. Thought there was a confidentiality law or sumthing


I don't know how you got hired with verbiage such as you used. You never would've gotten past an initial phone screen. Lay off the Ebonics!
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# fayemon 2012-02-07 18:50
ebonics...are you serious? How about cell phone speak or something texting shorthand. Ebonics...who are you?
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# diverdan 2012-02-24 18:18
Ebonics sounds about accurate. I don't see anything that resembles "cell phone speak" or "shorthand". It's just poor grammar/spelling.
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# duh 2012-06-29 20:44
Clearly this is not Ebonics. People who use Ebonics typically don't use the word crap. That sounds more Southern or White American. You people are ignorant.
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# JBLaw 2013-04-04 16:24
Don J needs to shut the black up cause you dont have any writing or speak skills at all
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# Stef 2011-12-12 01:21
I was on vacation at Disneyland for a week, and the day I came back, my GM called me in for my "Bar Assessment" (bartender). When I arrived, my GM, AD and I started to joke around and talk about Pujols going to the Angels. Then, my GM said "We know that you're going to be successful in whatever you do, and we wish you well.".. I started laughing because I thought he was joking still, and he had a serious face on. I asked why this was happening, and he nor the AD could give me a specific reason. I asked them "Is it because I just turned 30 (3 days prior)? Is it because I cut my hair (went from in the middle of my back to about 2 inches long, not by choice)? Is it because my full time benefits start in 20 days?" and both of them at that point said "NO NO NO Nooooooo". My GM said it was a decision was that of Corporate and then the management team.

I have worked for Chili's for over 4 years and 1 month. I won every contest my store had except for once, I came in 2nd. I had the second highest PPA (Price Per Average guest) when they fired me. I always had recommendation and guests commenting about how I was the best bartender and/or server that they have encountered anywhere. I always picked up shifts and stayed late when asked. I worked through breaks (every Sunday evening for over 3 months, my manager told me to sit at a nearby table during my unpaid break so I can make drinks when they came up). I worked 15 days straight and my manager told me not to clock in and he was going to add my hours to different days. Since I am a widowed single mother and my child needs regular inhalers and medication, and I was so close to receiving my benefits (Kaiser, great dental, great vision, life, supplemental life, a&d life, flex pay account and 401K), what can I do if I get denied unemployment? I've been sobbing non stop since they told me, and I'm always a happy-go-lucky person.
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# mike 2012-01-16 10:47
It's illegal for you to work off the clock, an employer cannot ask you or force you to work off the clock. You have a lawsuit.
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# mike 2012-01-16 10:50
The broke the law by u working off the clock, u have a nice lawsuit.
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# Nelson 2012-01-18 18:37
Quoting Brittnay W.:
I got fired for missin work.which I understood and was ok with it, but the way they fired me was crap. When I got to work everyone I saw askd y I was there cuz I was fired. They gave my job away before I was even fired. The hole store knew before i did. Thought there was a confidentiality law or sumthing


They probably didn't want somebody who used such poor spelling and grammar as you do.
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# rhonda 2012-05-04 16:22
you are one person who need to learn how to read i found nothing wrong with her grammar or spelling can we say dont hate
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# Goldy 2013-04-30 08:08
You had better read it again because there are spelling and grammer issues.
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# patricia 2012-10-03 14:38
This is only a blog page, she is not applying for grammatical advice.
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# keela 2012-03-23 17:45
i got fired for not haveing a drivers lisens and do not know if i can get unemployment for that
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# Dave 2012-10-24 10:14
I wanna know if you got unemployment too.
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# john.. 2012-11-19 12:37
I got fired for the excact same reason just wanted to kno if you had any luck or advice for me..
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# tina 2013-04-05 19:42
if you resign because the hours dont complie with your family or lifestyle can u draw unemployment
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# Trisha 2010-09-02 21:58
can I claim unemployment if I was let due to medical reasons. I was on a FMLA in washington and my 12 weeks is up 09/06/10 and my Dr has not released me until 10/01/10. They terminated me as of 09/06/10. I dont know what to do. This was not an on the job injury but the injury is agrivated by the work I do
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# Michelle 2011-05-02 15:28
did you get an answer for this? I'm in california & my employer did the exact same thing...I have a feeling my dr will release me this week & am not looking forward to applying for unemployment...any advice?
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# Sha 2011-05-18 20:32
I am in Florida I don't know how it works in your state, but here if you get fired while on leave you will get unemployment.
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# Mark M 2010-09-04 12:22
I was recently discharged for allegedly falsefying company document.

I wrote up an employee for disciplinary action (I had written other employees for similar actions in past.

But this occasion, I did not have a witness to write up. Weeks later, the same employee had another write up, and my supervisor, upon presenting second write up was told by said employee, that she was totally unaware of first write up, and denied signature.

So I was fired....can I still collect unemployment insurance. I am thinking it is a case of her word versus mine.

FYI first write up, she "scribbled" her name (our company does not require a formal signature when write up is presented).

Your thoughts on this.

Thanks!!
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# Ben N 2010-09-12 22:08
I was recently fired from a large shipping company in michigan. I had a couple of days where I showed up late. I did violate company attendance policy, but there are other workers who have way more attendance issues than I did, and they still have jobs. Also, they let other people know that i was fired before they informed me (my mother works at the same place, different shift, and she knew before i did). Ive been looking like crazy for another job, but its been a while and Im having trouble keeping my family fed. Would i have a valid unemployment claim?
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# patricia 2012-10-03 14:44
If you can find other people within the company, to testify for you, you may have a good chance at getting unemployment. My son is in a similar situation, and the people he works with are his friends. He asked to leave, because he was not feeling well, as we are all sick with flu, and colds. He went straight to the doctor, and was given a diagnosis, he brought his papers to the job site, and now they keep telling him they do not have a job. Two of his friends have missed whole days without calling, and they still have jobs.
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# Paige H. 2010-09-28 22:52
I have worked at walmart since November of '09. And everytime I was written up for something;the district office always told me the reasons were not good reasons and the write up's were deleted. every since i "snitched", I have been constantly receiving write-ups and I want to know if I am fired will I be able to file unemployment due to walmart's retaliation against me?
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# Claire 2011-07-23 08:25
That sounds like retaliation they are writing you up for every little thing cause now you are a snitch. You can actually sue if they fire you or are threatening your job or position.
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# yes 2011-09-14 10:04
Just to inform you it, would look better, if you had a great work record prior to snitching.
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# DMD 2011-12-12 16:28
Quoting Paige H.:
I have worked at walmart since November of '09. And everytime I was written up for something;the district office always told me the reasons were not good reasons and the write up's were deleted. every since i "snitched", I have been constantly receiving write-ups and I want to know if I am fired will I be able to file unemployment due to walmart's retaliation against me?


You should contact the labor board in your state and let them know that the company is retaliating.
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# maria 2012-10-29 18:40
I got fierd do to missing too much work when i was missing work i was at the hospital .
My knees caps have no carlige and they rub together they hurt so much its a considered a chronic pain and need ongoing treatment.they didnt understand my pain nobody ever will
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# babayaganess 2013-04-05 04:55
you are covered under AMA-----I mean, I don't know the whole story but the part you told me sounds like it.
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# moose 2013-04-09 16:41
whats AMA? in the same situstion...
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# DMD 2011-12-12 16:29
contact the division of labor for your state and let them know that the company is retaliating.
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# Janet P 2010-10-13 13:55
Can I be fired from my job if I take another position at another place of employment and they disapprove. Can I collect unemployment if the second employer falls through.
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# Lil W 2010-10-13 17:19
If I am employed by a company and I have signed an "Employment At Will Agreement", but the company decides to let me go and give me no reason for it, will I be able to collect unemployment? Since it is At Will Employment, they don't have to have a reason to let me go, will I be able to fight it?
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# ELEANOR 2010-10-26 14:32
I WAS WRITTEN UP IN FEB FOR MY ATTENDANCE I TRIED HARD TO DO BETTER THEN MY DAUGHTER HAD A BABY IN JULY WAS DISABLED FROM EPIDURAL AND PARALYZED ON ONE SIDE MY MOM WENT INTO HOSPITAL IN JULY WENT IN TO CARDIAC ARREST HAD BREATHING MACHINE SHE WAS IN ICU AND THEN PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 17 SHE NEVER LEFT HOSPITAL. I TOOK ALOT OF TIME OFF AND I WAS WRITTEN UP IN OCTOBER FOR MISSING TO MANY DAYS AND NOW HE IS ADDING NOT FILING TO WRITE UP. I AM VERY UPSET BUT I CANT AFFORD TO LOSE JOB SO I AM TRYING TO DO MY JOB WELL NOW HE COMES IN MY OFFICE AND DAMANDS TO KNOW IF I AM LOOKING FOR ANOTHER JOB I TOLD HIM NO NOT AT THE MOMENT HE SAID I AM NOT THE SAME AT WORK I TOLD HIM WHAT DID HE EXPECT HE DOESNT TALK TO ME OR MY OTHER CO WORKER WHO HE HAS TELLING HIM THINGS ABOUT ME. HE ACCUSED ME OF LEAVING BECAUSE MY FAMILY PICS ARE NO LONGER UP. THIS IS RIDICULOUS I FEEL LIKE HE IS HARRASSING ME IF I QUITE WILL I GET UNEMPLOYMENT?
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# vi 2010-11-03 23:54
I worked for boa since 2002.After giving birth 2nd child and i went back to work on time and work stress made my postpertum depression worse.I talked to my manager and coworkers about my situstion,it was realy hard for me to do 3 people's job and after 8 hour work balance to the penny.I was terminated for force balancing is their anything i can do?
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# bella 2011-04-08 15:50
BOA is terrible. they let me go too for attendance and the other people there are late all the time and they dont get in trouble. also my boss yelled at me in front of our customers because i didnt notify him that i was going to the bathroom first before i went and the customer actually appologized to me and said thay he should never have talked to me or treated me that way. how embarrasing!! also he cursed at me all the time and told every one at work all of our personal stuff - everyone knew everyone else's business. how unprofessional and against the privacy laws. in addition he constantly made fun of the employees there because of their race and different things they celebrate and for people's haircuts and other things etc. on top of that they sent me to a center far away for a pay increase and a better position. after 5 weeks they told me they were sorry but they eliminated that position i was promissed and they should have told me sooner but that was all they could say! how terrible. this was the worst place i have ever worked my entire life. made my depression worst and everything. i went home crying almost everyday because of him.
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# sg 2011-08-30 17:48
That sounds just like a company I worked for. I liked the job except for the customer service manager who showed ALOT of favoritism towards certain employees. Those chosen few were always her snitches and loved spreading roomers and made fun of other employees whether it was work related or not. They did me a favor in firing me. I did collect unemployment because they had no justified cause.
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# hope for jobless 2013-06-28 18:20
Bella, Am sorry that this happen to you that sounds so horrible, I think that only way to stop this is to risking to report this people or if you have facts and prove of all the bad things that they were doing sue then. I think this is the only way people are going to learn. Is sad that a boss is using his/ or her position to oppress people.

The only way we are going to minimized this is by reporting this people the labor work force.
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# Larry 2010-11-04 11:16
If i get fired for performance for not consistently meeting my goals which have been increased several times throughout my employment, can i still qualify for unemployment?
Ive even worked OT to try meeting my new goals but still struggle, i meet them one month & not the next, im currectly written up & next step is probation. Im wooried that i will not be able to meet my goals & get fired.
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# JV 2011-03-05 00:16
I was fired in Oct 2010 an told my sales weren't as high as last year. I was able to collect unemployment asap in CA.
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# JV 2011-03-05 00:18
I was fired in 0ct 2010, was told my sales weren't as high as they were in previous year. I had also just opened a workmans comp after falling on my knee at work two weeks before. I collected unemployment asap in CA.
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# maureen 2010-11-10 20:57
my husband got fired cause he got in an accident with the company's 18 wheeler can he collect
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# Jessica 2010-11-15 22:50
I have been working as a medical asst.for 16months. I have had great performance reviews and raises. In Oct2010, I was approached by the doctor I work for and turned down dinner dates with,that the company was restructing and I would have to transfer to another city. I wrote a letter to HR and my manager on 11/08,that I had never been written up for anything and didnt understand why the transfer was taking place. Two days latter on 11/10/2010-the HR and office manager handed me a disciplinary action report for three incidents that I made on 9/27/,10/11,and 10/18. This were all false claims and I refused to sign it. After all, I had just two days prior given them a letter that I had never been written up??? I was given an ultamatum to turn in my resignation or take the job in the other city. Two days after that they handed me a termination letter stating that I was uncooperative and unprofessional and disruptive. So they fired me and wanted me to sign that paper too!!!! I refused to sign and cant help but think that its because the doctor I worked for was mad that I never accepted his advances. I filed for uc, and I'm scared that I might not get it. I have spoke to lawyers and they said touching me on my stomach and asking me out to dinner was not enough to claim sexual harassment...what kind of country do we live in???
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# hope!! 2013-06-28 18:33
HI Jessica,

My name is kim, I work for agency who deals with sexual harassment, there is a way to approach your situationist . Those Attorney's that you are talking to a full of them self's that's clear a law sue.

You need to make a police report. You need to make the accusations real so start by going to the police and making the report. After that they have to open an investigation if he ever touch or said that he wanted to touch that's against that law but a lot of attorneys do not want to take this cases because it requires a lot of work Data Gathering facts and things like that.

I will advise to not give hope and you should be able to have copies of all the documentation that you described.

You can help help!! Also if you talk to you your local Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault agency and get a addvocate involve that will help your case a lot . if you have witnesses even better if you know any one that saw something even better because then they can get A subpoena /səˈpiːnə/ is a writ by a government agency, most often a court, that has authority to compel testimony by a witness or production of evidence ...
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# kyle 2010-12-10 18:36
can i file for unemployment if i am given a 1 week suspension from my job
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# Frankie 2012-09-10 20:54
can I get fired after one week suspenison from my job.
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# Tracey 2010-12-17 23:43
Can I collect unemployment if my boss fired me due to personal reasons. IE: he claims we were "butting heads" b/c I confronted him about verbally reprimanding me in front of a clinic full of patients? I didn't say anything that night, but revisited the topic the next morning in a tactful way. I spoke to him in privacy and asked if the next time he felt I was doing something wrong, could he please pull me aside and not say detrimental comments in front of patients.
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# maria 2010-12-20 07:48
I was never told i was fired, just that this was my last day. My daughter in law came in to get a refund on some baby clothes. So I refunded the items and gave her a merchandise credit. It was only $8.00 and she didn't want it because she said she probably wouldn't be back in for a while so she gave it back to me to use. We argued, she insisted. So I turned around and bought my grandson a tshirt using the merchandise credit, never thinking anything of it since she gave it to me because she didn't want it. The store said that I didn't give the customer her merchandise credit and kept it for myself!! My daughter in law backs me up 100% and thinks she should go in and let them know, but i don't think it would make a difference now. Can I still collect unemployment?
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# Tiffany 2011-12-22 18:06
maria it does make a difference trust me even if its a couple weeks later or wat ever trust me it DOES matter
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# John D. 2010-12-27 09:07
I heard my employer saying alday to my coworkers that he fired that black monkey i am the only one they called black monkey at my job. because got a stroke and my employer recieved a letter saying unsafe work place.so i go ahead and file for unemployment.he did not fired me yet so i did not take the unemployment money
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# ex-employee 2010-12-27 14:28
i was fired from the hyatt regency cincinnati because there where steaks wrapped and left in my station call back to find mine witch ihad in the car but two pepole who talked to me claimed they were mine tracy burnett hr boss said nothing was stolen but i was let go one of the guys are white and has been promoted the hyatt cincy is verry racesist no blacks on management team its been a turn over first there eleminating aposition only to bring inhis own pepole if your color is wright somethings are black and white now that we have black pres. damn but im fightin nnacp or something
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# Jeff L. 2011-01-10 18:23
I was fired for serving five days jail time for a domestic issue. I told my boss about it, but was told when I came back that I was fired for "no call, no show". I was not able to call out at all because it was a short time. Should I file for unemployment or am I wasting my time? Thanks.
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# Ed 2011-03-19 10:18
Hi
I live in NYC and have been collecting unemployment for 3 months. I found a job but got fired in one week (I was told by the secretary "the chemistry isn't there" after completing a surplus amount of work (which no one else was qualified to do) they had waiting for me. What they needed was a full time temp.)

I asked the company of they could pay me as a consultant and not as a full timer and they said: "data has already been transmitted"

I have not yet reported returning to work full time or my earned income. I intend to report my income as temp work--but will this "transmitted data" raise a red flag?

Is there any way to keep my benefits without first losing them and then apealling to get them back?
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# Kristina 2011-03-20 13:58
Am fighting to get unemployment. Was fired for "just cause" but did not know that the action would get me fired until the day of the firing since there was no verbal correctives or write-ups. Also nothing in employee handbook about the violation. Am I crazy to pursue unemployment further and get a lawyer after reading all the WILL NOT situations for unemployment.
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# Katie 2011-04-11 10:58
What did you find out? I am in the same position. Was fired for something that the bosses don't know others are doing as well. Borders on discrimination as well. No policies or procedures - let alone a handbook. How can an employer back up a dispute for unemployment benefits if there were no "rules" to begin with.
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# Fired 2011-03-27 18:55
I was fired for absolutely nothing after 4 days. I did everything they told me to do, and I performed everything they taught me perfectly without any problems. I have a great upbeat personality, and was the only person polite to the customers there. I didn't even complain when they had be constantly running around all day with little to no moments of standing around, and they didn't give us breaks. We could only very quickly nibble on something we brought to eat, then run around some more. I was fired through an e-mail, and not even given a reason. I live in Nevada, it is an at-will state. Is there anything around that where I could still collect unemployment? Or am I screwed?
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# Lisa S 2011-05-17 10:06
Hi..I believe my situtation is like yours. I was collecting unemployment and found a job(I live in Florida which is like your at will state) I worked there for 4 days and thought everything was fine until I was called into the office and let go. I asked why, he said for no reason..he just didnt think things were working out. So I left. Did you get unemployment? I hope mine is reinstated...Please let me know if you got it...Thanks Lisa
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# Maria 2011-03-28 20:30
worked at the same place for more then 3 years. New Manager came to clean house and change things. I was almost at the end of my shift, took out my cell to check the time. Next thing it was time to go, manager called me into his office and fired me. Told me he is making a example of me. No warning, never been writing up. He has nothing on paper
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# brian 2011-03-29 18:31
i was fired off a job because i had a car wreck on my way to work the ambulance took me to the e.r. where i was employed. it resolved a termination for not turning in a drs. excuse. so i was wondering about my back time benefits oh and i was refused unemployment
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# disgusted 2011-04-08 17:02
I am confused one of our workers made the comment a couple of days ago that she would like to gt fired so she could sit around and collect unemployment for the next three years. Today she showed up to work an hour late and was intoxicated, she was sent home but given a PTO day(paid time off).I think thats unfair to start with she should have not been given a days pay for showing up drunk. The manager did not write her up either but admits she should. If she is fired for this would she be able to collect unemployment with no written documentation against her?
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# tina 2011-04-21 19:26
I feel like I have an unfortunate and unfair case. Recently, I was let go from a hospital I worked in for 11 months. I was going to make a year there in May. In January I was promoted to a better position, although the pay and hours were basically the same. The work however was better and more convenient. A few weeks ago during my break, I got a huge migraine and decided to put my head down on my desk until my break was over. From what I am imagining, some of my coworkers took that idea that I was "sleeping" on the job, which I find is absolutely ridiculous since I would never in my life just "decide to take a nap" in the middle of work. I knew it was my break time and I put my head up as soon it was over. Whatever coworkers that told my supervisor I was "sleeping," made my supervisor report it to HR immediately, without calling me or asking me first--even though I have never been written up or warned. I thought this was unfair in it of itself because I've never had a violation held against me, so I couldn't imagine why my supervisor wouldn't try to clear things up with me first. HR called me, got my side of the story, and told me that all they had to do was match what I said to what my coworkers would say. Turns out some of my coworkers lied against me saying that when I put my head down it was not my break time and it CLEARLY was. I feel like I was corned against a battle of "he said/she side" and obviously no one took my side. To me, I feel that this is very unfair especially because they let me go immediately even though I know some of my coworkers lied. Can I collect unemployment even with my current situation?
My supervisor also wants me to come in to sign some "final paperwork," but I feel strongly against signing anything that I do not agree with, especially when someone lied against me. Please help! I don't know what to do!
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# Donna 2011-10-24 04:24
Don't sign nothing! Its the first thing they want you to do... and it CLEARLY warns us of not signing NOTHING! And seek legal help.
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# sheena 2011-12-18 03:12
i was fired cause my assist manger said shewalk in the room 3 time saw me sleep nand f she did why didnt she say any thing i was sitting with a combative patient whith door cloded n can hear when soneone come in i watched her come in she jus start yelling get your sy=tuff ur fired and i wasnt sleep i had my hand on my cheek watching tv whike patiebt was sleep.when we sat and talked with the unit manager i trold my stoery and everytime i she said sok=mething i cleared it up n she kept making up different stories my boss toid me to come in to work monday ti investigate i never been wrote up for this and omly been working there for almost a month a nd been harassed everyday about something a nursr said about me instead of comig to me i was also told the nurses are scared to ask me to do task cause my face expressiomn] look lke i hsve s sttitude which is crszy and the first week of work i was wrote :up for puncjing in at 7:01 and 7;03 AM WHEN WE START AT AM I THINK I M BE HARRASED M SET UP WHAT SHOULD I DO IF IM FIRED MONDAY?
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# Resa 2012-01-30 13:51
Quoting sheena:
i was fired cause my assist manger said shewalk in the room 3 time saw me sleep nand f she did why didnt she say any thing i was sitting with a combative patient whith door cloded n can hear when soneone come in i watched her come in she jus start yelling get your sy=tuff ur fired and i wasnt sleep i had my hand on my cheek watching tv whike patiebt was sleep.when we sat and talked with the unit manager i trold my stoery and everytime i she said sok=mething i cleared it up n she kept making up different stories my boss toid me to come in to work monday ti investigate i never been wrote up for this and omly been working there for almost a month a nd been harassed everyday about something a nursr said about me instead of comig to me i was also told the nurses are scared to ask me to do task cause my face expressiomn] look lke i hsve s sttitude which is crszy and the first week of work i was wrote :up for puncjing in at 7:01 and 7;03 AM WHEN WE START AT AM I THINK I M BE HARRASED M SET UP WHAT SHOULD I DO IF IM FIRED MONDAY?


Good lord, I can barely read this because of all the grammar errors.
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# Rana 2011-04-22 09:32
I got written up because my drawer was off, but unlike every other store, we do not have our OWN specific drawer. It is shared between 6-10 people a day. They have no proof, no way of knowing if it was me or one of the other 5 people who messed up. I requested my own drawer before I got back on a register. They laughed at me and claimed that that isn't how their system works and sent me home. The next day they wrote me up for refusing to do my job.

Now they are telling me they will fire me if I 'refuse' to do my job one more time -- which I'm not. I'm asking for my own drawer to be held accountable for.
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# Milton 2011-08-06 18:49
That sounds very similar to something that happened with me.
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# hostile victim 2011-05-04 18:08
i was terminated. i was written up for failure to takedown sales signs that resulted in markdowns. This happened twice and i was place on probation. during this probationary period i did not meet sales quotas although others did not also i waS FIRED.i pointed out that others in sales did not meet these requirements and i was told "but they are not on probation". I took my job very seriously and feel i was terminated because i was making a high hourly wage.
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# Nick 2011-06-05 14:29
Hello,I currently work for a company who has told me there is no work but there trucks are out working and I was told I am not fired just do not need me know can I get Unemployment?
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# ayesha 2011-06-09 12:57
I PUT IN A REQUEST TO HAVE SOME DAYS OFF WHEN I LOOK ON THE SCHEDUAL I HAVE THE DAYS OFF I PUT THE REQUEST IN OVER A MONTH AGO NOW I GET A PHONE CALL TWO DAYS BEFORE I HAVE THE DAYS OFF THAT I NEED TO FIND COVERAGE FOR THOSE DAYS IF NOT I WILL BE FIRED.... I HAVE CALLED EVERYONE ON THE PHONE LIST AND NO ONE WANTS TO WORK I AM GOING OUT OF TOWN AND CANT WORK IT MY SELF HINCE THE EARLY REQUEST IF I GET FIRED CAN I GET UNEMPLOMENT?
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# Eugene 2011-06-24 02:38
I was allowed to do overtime for 19.5 hours from 6:30am to 3:45am the next day with 1.75 hour gap between hours, I unintentionally fall asleep for a short period of time due to tiredness was caught and got fired. Can I be eligible for the Unemployment Benefit for this matter?
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# teresa 2011-06-27 15:47
ive worked 4 a privately owned nursing facility for 2yrs and7months i am a qma and am very good at my job,a couple months back they took our pop machine out and after that forbid us to use the breakroom,the prior week to being fired my nurse said she was thirsty and i was 2 so i walked to the gas station on my break which is joined to our property 2 get us both a coke while there my administrator was there also she asked if i clocked out &i told her no and asked was i in trouble she just laughed and said no.the next week i got called in on my day off had left in a rush knowing it was already late and morning med pass is rough,well i left my cigs and money at home so on my break i called a friend and asked if he would get me cigs and a pop 4 my lunch he was not 4 sure exactly where i worked so i told my nurse i was going to lunch and i waited outside saw him pull in2 gas station so i walked in that direction to get my stuff from him we talked 4 maybe than a min i was in the road just barely off facility property administrater was sitting outside smoking she assumed that i had walked to the station this was a thursday i worked fri. had the wkend off was sick mon. and tues she fired me over the phone for leaving premises without clocking out.
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# teresa 2011-06-27 15:48
this is in indianapolis, indiana
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# taylor 2011-07-21 09:32
Hello, I was a store manager at a retail clothing store and even though I was considered the best in the district I was fired because of wages violations. I would add a 30 minute break to my two pregnant cashiers to their time sheet because i noticed they were taking breaks but not clocking out for them.So they fired me, can I get unemployment for that?
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# curtis 2011-07-22 13:40
i got fired because i misunderstood how an accident claim works am i still eligible for unemployment
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# Samantha 2011-08-01 14:48
I was fired in June for Violating the Time Clock, but, I was actually following the rules that my Store Director had told me, which was that if I was scheduled until 10pm on a weekend, that I could not leave until 9:30pm to catch my bus. I finished my work, sat in the break room for the last 30 minutes and clocked out. But when he gave me my write up, he kept change the times I sat in the break room for. From an hour... to 45 minutes to 30 minutes... Can I still get unemployment even though I WAS following my Store Directors order?
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# diane 2011-08-03 13:50
I got fired because I applied for a job online and they called for a reference. My boss found out that I was looking for a job and he fired me. Can I get unemployment?
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# Linda S 2012-06-13 17:15
Yes, I believe you can. Just because you are looking, they cannot fire you for that reason. You did not do anything wrong.
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# Lisa 2011-08-04 11:47
I worked for a company for five years and left to work for another company. I was fired after 60 days because "it just wasnt working out". Will I still qualify for unemployment? I live in Michigan.
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# Cook 2011-08-06 23:47
I was apart of management on the job I was at. Was working there 2 1/2 yrs. Im now 4 1/2mths pregnant and I just got fired. They claimed that $ was missing and the store was robbed yet they have no proof or there just not showing me the proof that it was me and not another person of management. Iv never been written up or verbally warned and my boss even gave me a raise a few weeks ago. Iv been fired from the job now more then 30hrs and iv already been replaced. I think im being set up because im pregnant. This happended to another co-worker also apart of management when she was 3mths pregnant. A bunch of lies came about and she was fired but then re hired 7 weeks after her baby was born same pay and same position. I filed for umemployment but dont know if ill get it. I also notified the EEOC about this problem. Im being blamed for all this stuff I do bank runs and deal with the money all the time. And if they really think I would do something to lose my job while being pregnant why would they still allow me to close the store. Im just confused and uncertain of what to do.
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# Shan1175 2011-09-15 21:32
I thought it was against the law to fire a pregnant. You should look into it.
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# mara 2011-08-09 19:45
I gave my job a two weeks notice that I would be leaving. It was company policy that we give notice so I did. I was off three days and then when I went in to work the assistant manager tells me its company policy that once a letter of notification is received that the employee leaves that day. Can I get unemployment?
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# devin 2012-01-20 19:02
I had gave my boss a two week notice today and he fired me on the spot. did you ever recieve unemployment or not.
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# james 2011-08-10 14:16
i work for a gas company in penna. iam also a college student due back in september. i had three or four more weeks of work left till i return to school. i injured my knee in a non work related injury but my injury wasn't to severe that i couldn't go back to work for these last few weeks. i contacted my employer and they said i wouldn' be able to return because i was leaving for school anyways. would i be able to draw uneployment?
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# lyndsay 2011-08-10 14:29
my job put me on lite duty because im 4 months pregnant they said i needed a doctrs excuse before i could return to work. now i have a drs. excuse they told me i only have ten days of lite duty per year my lite duty hours are up and they want me to bring in another excuse from my dr. before i can return. i contacted human resources at my job and they told me i might not be able to return to work.. would i be able to draw unemployment and possibly consult a lawyer if they terminate me?
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# junior 2011-08-12 11:45
ok. I've been workin for this company for about 10 months.my job was to ake boxes. About a month ago i had asked for a position switch. due to the fact that my left arm was hurting alot after work. i made sure to let them know about that. nothing was done and this is a job where there is alot of people working there. they have switched me before when i got hurt within a day so it was getting ridicoulos, i had made a 2nd request and nothing was done. the day before yesterday i reported to my supervisor my arm was hurting if i could be put elsewhere, but i coudnt make boxes. he said he would go talk to someone to see where they could put me. which was bull because company policy he was suppose to stop me imidiately. well hour went by and nothing im doing boxes in pain. so i get fed up when i see that people are going home when they could have easily switched one of those persons with me. so i left next day i go to work and im fired he said company policy anyone that leaves without clocking is an automatic termination. to be honest this wasnt my first time doing this and they knew i left before not once was i told anything and a buddy of mine had done the same thing a day before me he was not fired. if its conpany policy shouldnt he have been fired to. or was it that because i had reported an injury and was not taken kare of imidiately they knew they were in the wrong so maybe thats why they decided to fire me . i spoke with human recourses and she was even saying things didnt seem right. i was suppose to be sent to the company doctor the third time the made a report on my arm. which i had asked to see one but my supervisor was trying to talk me out of it he said he would fax paper to main office so they could call me in the morning. never got a called i reported it and nothing was done after that. well i come to find out yesterday that the main office has nothing to do with me being sent to the doctor they dont have that authority. i was suppose to be sent by supervisor kinda sketchy dont you think. i need advice should i get a lawyer due to the fact my hand and arm hurt still i think it was foul play maybe someone can help me out. thank you
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# cindy 2011-08-12 15:27
Hi,
My job was very unstable with the managers always quitting . When they would quit they gave me the responsibility to take care of the store and the team hire train and do everything that a manager would do and i didnt have the title or the pay. the first time i did it forcefully for 3 months . then they hired a manager and i return to my normal duties. the manager left again and they wanted me to do the same thing act the manager part. without pay. i felt like they were taking advantage of me and it was causing a lot of stress in my life. so i quit my job. can i get the unemployment benefits because of this ?
thanks for the help
cindy
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# Mica 2011-08-21 17:10
I was fired for simply following a policy that my company listed for us to follow. I was told not to give children under a certain age any food, when i did that a customer got upset with me and began to verbally abuse me! She informed the stores manager in which i don't work for the store and the he told my supervisor that they did not want me in there store anymore. My supervisior then told me to wait for a definite answer on whether or not im fired from the Human Resources, its been a week now, and im just getting tired of waiting. Will i be able to file for unemployment?
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# Ralph 2011-08-22 01:21
Good evening everyone, i was fired from my job because they told me i stole from the company. My first week working i was given a check at the end of the week, i was never told how much i was getting paid until the next week. The enveloped i received had a check with a name that looked like mine ( actually the same first letters of the first and last name ) I cashed it at a check cashing place with no problems or questions at all. The receptionist called me friday night and left me a message stating i had to return that check, i sent her an email explaining i thought the check was mine and i already cashed it, she said ok and i didnt hear anything about for 2 months, all of a sudden i get a call from the check cashing place asking me why i cashed this other persons check, i didnt know what the hell this lady was talking about than all of a sudden it hit me! So we talk for a good 15 minutes and she said i need to pay this amount of $380 and if i dont than i will be reported for a criminal offense. I assure the lady i will pay the full amount and that was the end of the conversation. The next day i report to work and within the first hour the owner of the catering company i was working for requests i follow her to her office. She asks me why i stole this check and all of this other nonsense, i told her the receptionist gave me the check and the whole story, she tells me i am temporarily suspended and i cannont receive unemployment if i tried. I have never been fired before in my life and just finished serving six years in the Coast Guard. That was the last day i worked and after i talked to the owner i went to the check cashing place right away and paid the amount i owed, i got a receipt and a copy of the original check i cashed. Im sorry for such a long story but i am really frustrated and pissed off. I filed for unemployment last week and just got home from a long weekend and opened my mail from saturday. I was denied unemployment benefits because the catering company that fired me stated i stoled or posessed materials that werent mine. So my question is, am i eligible and should i appeal this decision the edd made or did i a break a law and dont stand a chance? Thank you very much for your time and effort with my problem.

Very Respectfully Ralph S.
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# paula 2011-08-22 05:42
A new management is taking over at my job. If my current boss sells the place and new mngmnt takes over and hands out pink slips to everyone of the "old" employees, do we have the right to collect unemployment?
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# Karen 2011-09-07 14:29
I am in a situation where they are trying to get me to quit and I can't take it anymore I want to relocate and move on with my life there are too much politics being played here and HR is NO HELP I took off the summer and got FMLA but coming back is stressful for me because they are waiting me out and I can move forward with my life. I have worked here for 15 years I am beside myself I don't care about their package I just want unemployment but they are going to wait me out. Can someone help me what do I do.
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# rach 2011-09-09 19:24
i have been put on administrative leave at my job so i was wondering if i can file for unemployment while its an ongoing investigation???
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# Donna 2011-09-14 22:08
I have been employed by the same company for some 20 years. For the past few years have been having trouble with a manager directly above me who seems to have a problem with everything I do. I have made several complaints to superiors as well as human resources but to no avail it is always some how my fault. I beleive what is occuring is harassment and am at my wits end. If I quit would I be able to collect unemployment? I feel as if I am going to lose my mind anyday. Its a NJ company by the way.
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# Lori 2011-09-15 19:29
Ive been told recently that we are trying to avoid layoffs at hospital #1. I was than told after work that an individual management asked two employees themselves and another if I was working at hospital #2. Themselves was shocked an said I dont know. The other individual said yes. Management individual said thats against policy.
Can I be fired from hospital #1 when that hospital new when I submitted my application that I was still working at Hospital #2? When asked ive never lied an said I wasnt.
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# Linda 2011-09-21 13:58
I was terminated for not meeting one performance standard, the did want to see inprovement and there was some but it didnt meet the numbers for July, however August was meeting the goal. I was told it was too little too late. i am entitled to unemployment benefits, tey denied it and I am appealing due to the fact that there was improvement
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# Phil 2011-09-22 21:44
Had a appeals hearing with MD employment commission and former supervisor and through documents submitted by my former employer, I found that they submitted a document with my signature falsified on it. I have proof that I could not have signed the document, what can I do if anything?
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# hairstylist 2011-09-23 13:16
I was recently terminated for low production but Ifeel its not my fault becouse the shop has been slow there fore no one to work on and sell product to i have been with the company for 8 years and last year they transfered me to another shop not as busy as the other one i was at.oh yeah and i went from 5 days a week to 2 days so if i had a dlow day thete is no way for me to recover my production can i collect unemployment?
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# divinequeen 2011-10-03 13:43
Worked at assisted living facility. resident accused me of saying inappropriate things to her. the boss sent me home for two days, stating it was not a suspension, just to let things settle. The boss instructed me to return to work on a thursday, prepared to work. On Wednesday, she texted me to tell me that she had found several medication errors on my part. My duties would lessen so that I could focus on medication, medication records. I returned to work on that thursday, only to be fired after beening there a complete 2 hours. Other employees have medication errors that I personally fixed, as does the boss. Can I receive unemployment?
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# Lisa 2011-10-09 20:19
My boss came to me and told me the hours I am working 8-5 are no longer my hours. She told me I need to be able to stay until 7 or maybe later each night. I have a daycare situation that only allows me to work until 5:20. I am trying to find other arrangements but no luck yet. They told me I would be able to stay until they hired someone else....when they fire me cAn i collect?
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# Anonymous 2011-10-10 09:20
As an "at will" employee, you can be fired for any reason. Companies have the upper hand. Only a few exceptions such as race or age discrimination apply but you need to be able to prove that. For example, if you are over 40 and your employer doesnt think you are doing a good job, they can still fire you, and it would have nothing to do with age discrimination. Also, employers are not required to tell you why you are being fired. The law is on their side, like it or not.
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# Evelyn 2011-10-11 11:32
Im currently at a job i hate due to some of the actions that go on in the work place if i was to put in a 2weeks would i still get unemployment if i explain myself.
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# Bryan 2011-10-17 04:54
can my job fire me if i am sick and i get a doc note about being sick and not being there. and also i am asst admin for there network and there is a lot of things they they don't fallow with gm or other bodeys i have come up to my boss about illegal keys for software i am afraid that if i report it that i will get fired.
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# SECRETO 2011-10-25 16:11
I WAS TERMINATED FOR SIGNING SOMEONE ELSES NAME WITH A VERBAL CONSENT. I TOOK ACCOUNTABILITY AND SAID THE PERSON GAVE ME PERMISSION BUT THAT I DIDN'T DO IT INTENTIONALLY AND HAD NO IDEA I WAS IN THE WRONG NOR NOONE EVER TOLD ME THAT. CAN I BE DENIED UNEMPLOYMENT EVEN THOUGH I WORKED THERE FOR 11 YRS
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# hello 2011-10-27 12:34
my child sick and i got a dr note saying i cant be at work because she is sick and has to be at home i called my boss to tell her and she said i had tell 230 to be at work with my sick child i work at daycare center can i get unmpolyment if iam fired
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# Kim 2011-10-28 22:18
I just got fired for "gross misconduct". My boss performed a finger stick on a resident and got stuck herself claiming the needle was left in the pen. Because I was the last one to document I had performed a sugar check, they assumed I left the needle, which I didnt. We worked by ourselves every shift and my voids was by herself when she got stuck. They said I had been counseled on my professional demeanor before, but I never had any write ups for medication issues. I showed up to work early, worked over and extra shifts constantly. Would I be denied?
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# jerrie 2011-10-29 13:27
I was given a warning letter (employed there a year and this was my 1st warning) that if I did not meet certain sales quotas within 2 weeks I would be terminated. I returned all of my supplies, filed for employment that following Monday, 5 weeks ago. Company sent a letter claiming that I was fired for insubordination . Another employee was fired after me for insubordination and has been approved for benefits, but I have heard nothing yet. My warning letter states that I will be terminated for lack of production, not insubordination . Will I be approved? It has gone to an adjudicator.
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# Mi-Chelle 2011-11-03 09:21
I was fired from my job because it was stated that "I did not progress quickly". I was at this place of employment for 6 weeks and 2 days. The employer told me that they were not going to dispute or in other words try to stopped me from receiving my unemployment benefits. I filed for unemployment on Sept 6, and my claim is uder "adjudication" right now; decision making as of this morning. I have not had any income since I was terminated..Just tired in SC...
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# Amy e 2011-11-04 06:21
I finished my first month in training at number eleven out of six hundred i was handed off to my current supervisor and he told me he wanted me in the top ten my first month on my own out of transition. He told me to do certain things like upgrading phones as early as four months into contract when i Haag just been taught they had to be six months in. Well boss said to do it and notate approved by his name and since I'm there without him from four to ten pm daily just do it like he said and don't ask other bosses cause he doesn't want them knowing how he stays number one. I havea witness to the conversation. I did so well last month they audited my calls and my boss claimed he never said that. I went above him and complained and ever since he's been retaliating against me. If he fires me will i get unemployment?
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# sim 2011-11-04 19:07
Got fired today.... I guess because I called out way too much! lol The job was crap anyways, just hope I can get unemployment..if not, may be screwed! lol
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# GOLDIE 2011-11-05 12:57
I was "laid off" from my job two months ago. I was told I was being let go because business was slow. But my employer had threw in the comment that he had discovered I set up a freelance business. Mine you, to feed myself and daughter, to supplement the joke of a paycheck he was giving me. However he accused me of "stealing potential clients from them". I had no interest or ever did of solicting their clients for business. My employer stated they would pay me my "benefits" they owed me. I collected 2 weeks of benefits and then my loser employer filed a protest claim with employment, which stopped my checks. I get a letter in the mail from UNemployment saying that there was a "violation of company" and I wasn't discharged for lack of work. I was told to defend myself and the reasons for the violation. What violation??!! So I responded and say I could not comment on the violation because I didn't know what my employer was claiming. Surely, trying to generate extra income is not a crime. And I can not be faulted for their business not having any clients. Interestingly enough my discharge came two weeks AFTER I was involved in a very heated and insulting text message conversation with an ILLEGAL WORKER at the office. I politely reminded this person that I knew she was not a citizen of the USA and was undocumentated and being paid in cash and offered to call INS. She showed our text messages to our employers. I got yelled at by my loser employer. And two weeks later I got discharged while she still kept her job. After SHE started the text messages by insulting me, and once again my employers did nothing towards HER, when she offended me, or they told her to offend me on person. So now I sit waiting for a response from unemployment. And I can guarantee u if unemployment rules for the employer, I will advise employment that this employer has violated immigration and labor laws for over 5 years. They saw me as a potential whistle blower, and needed to get rid of me. I didn't sign any employment contract saying I wouldn't seeking part time work.
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# mo 2011-11-05 18:30
i was given warnings for certain infractions but not fired for them . The company decided to keep me on the job with a waring so weeks go by and i think everything is fine , the company had planned a meeting for a specific day , I missed the meeting due to a three day power outage and snow storm. on top of it everbody but one employee missed the meeting does anybody think i have a shot at collecting unemployment ?
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# dana 2011-11-07 13:31
i am a courier for a blood bank and on the back of the company vans is a sticker with 1800- hows my driving type thing..so anyone anonymously can cal and say whatever, if you get 3 calls your fired, i suspect the call that got me fired was a co worker, in any event what the caller said i did couldn't have happened, because of where and when they said it happened and the fact that when i signed in at my work, i tried to explain this while they were firing me but they didnt want to hear it the caller also said i was "talking on the phone" which i was not and i even offered to show my phone records.i had been warned and put on probation which i made it through that then this last call was what got me fired 2 months after my probation ended. im just wondering how can i get fired on the word of nameless stranger? it doesn't seem fair. is this considered "misconduct" or "poor work performance" and do you think i will get denied..im desperate!! please help
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# tina 2011-11-11 14:14
I am a General Manger and i was told on the 8th THE company had opted "At Will" separation . My direct report and Hr generalist came checks in hand, I am shocked and mortified, I DO MY JOB # 1 in sales comp any store i go to and It is documented how many asst. mgrs., 3rd keys, head cashiers I have trained/mentored.

Only reason for it sited by dm a new phrase this past week store "standards" not met. They are holding me responsible for unfinished tasks I believe he photographed in progress by my asst. mgrs. on 11/2 and 11/3 start of holiday conversion when I was off .

Can they do this?

For me to get someone fired these past years at my company took me a store level manger of 50+ assoc. at each str- numerous coaching and approvals.

But all Assoc. sign "at-will" doc. as well and I never got that approval once from any HR/DM/RM

seems unfair practice.

I filed for unemployment that day I hope they do not deny it - Irony i went to numerous hearings for this company to deny others unemployment I had separated from for truly were NOT DOING their Jobs.

I also heard from one of my asst, that day a new Man Manger was expected next day.

Sad and Disillusioned I thought this was a home :(
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# steve 2011-11-14 09:40
i was terminated for having only one write-up and no wite-ups for twe customer complaints which one said i saw a sexist but it was written on a piece of paper and that name was not the customers writing, another wrote that she heard an off color remark but that was not true.
i returned from my vacation and was told i was terminated but did not see any write-ups for this

i believe i was wrongfully terminated and for only one write-up. there were no other write-ups
i got an attorney and feel i was wrongfully term without just cause
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# jackie 2011-11-21 17:45
I was terminated on Oct 31, 2011. The company came out with a new attendance policy when I was on FMLA. I had my 3rd daughter. The day I returned I signed a receipt of acknowledgement dated 9/19/2011. It stated the new policy would go into effect on Oct 1st 2011. It also stated since my date of hire 8/4/2005 my NEW effective date would be 11/1/2011. The disciplinary actions that apply for tardiness would be late 3 times- verbal conference late 5 times written warning late 7 times- 2nd written warning w/ possible suspension w/o pay late. 8 times- final warning and late 9 times - automatic termination. Well they only gave me a written waring after the 5th and that was give 19 days after it was issued. I had been late in between there but unsure how many I really had. After I was terminated I counted my days late and it only added up to 8. They were counting two days I was late on Sept 26 and again Sept 27. Those did not count because the policy went into effect on Oct 1st. They terminated me one day before my new effective date. I filed for unemployment but they denied it. I know I was tardy a lot, The new addition kept me up most of the nights.
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# Paige B 2011-11-27 15:38
I was recently fired....I was also denied unemployment. The reason that i was denied( absent for lack of child care & family illness, oversleeping, they also said i was warned prior to discharge)...I never had lack of child care....i was absent because no child care facility will take in a sick child. Also the family illness was my mother was taking care of my kids while i was at work and she fell. my 5 yr old called me to let me know what had happened. I informed my boss of what was going on and asked could i leave to check on them. He told me yes to go ahead. The following day of returning to work i was reprimanded by another boss because he said i didn't have the sick or vacation time to begone from work and also told me i should have had someone else to check on them....lastly i was never warned prior to discharge. the company i worked for has a points system for tardiness and absences. You are suppose to verbally warned on the earning of your first point. You are terminated after 5. I was never warned but told i had 6 points with out even knowing i had my 1st. so then i was wrote up for it. and it was sent to hirer management.
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# April 2011-11-27 19:13
I was fired due to me going to jail on a false report that charges were droppedon. My minor daughter called the first day when I was able to get a collect call through to a coworker she explained the situation. The second day no one called in for me. I have worked there 7 1/2 years i have been denied unemployment and am on my second appeal. Any comments.
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# sanda 2011-11-28 02:13
Hi i just have a quick question i was fired or should i say terminated from my job which was a probation officer for 11 years and i dont know how to file or if i could even collect unemployment.if someone is familliar with what im going through or my situation and can help me out through the steps i need or what i could do i would really appreciate it thank you very much.
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# Curious 2011-11-29 13:04
If I worked for a business for 2 months, can i collect unemployment? I was let go because I wasn't living up to my bosses expectations. I was basically a suncontractor (getting paid uner the table so to speak) until his business got up and running. Can i still collect unemployment???
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# cole 2011-11-30 13:19
i quite my job because it was unsafe..can i still get unemployment
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# Jamie 2011-11-30 22:52
I was fired for using a racial word in a text that I accidentally sent to the person I was mad at. I had never been written up or been in trouble before. Can I collect unemployment?
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# roxanne 2011-12-01 14:08
Hello I was fired yesterday. I was called into a meeting I was not told why. My boss started questioning me about an E-mail that I was supposed to take care of. I told him I had done it but I had ran into a problem so I gave it to my supervisor to take care of because my boss had told me if I could not figure it out to give it to the supervisor. Well my supervisor did not do it and I kept asking him to please take care of it I did not Want to get in trouble. My boss started screaming at me calling me stupid and saying I was worthless infront of my supervisor and the He manager.he did not let Me speak. I had just come back from medical leave due to my stress at work. He stormed out of the office. No one told me I was fired. I called today because j was sick. And that is how I found out. When I started almost 2 years ago I did sign an at will agreement. Do I have a case or can I collect in employment please help. I have no money at all.
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# Kimberly 2011-12-01 17:46
I have been at my job for 9 months and in my interview I stated I was looking for morning shifts, I got the job and my shift was 6:45 to 2. Recently I had to accomodate another emoloyee and she need tuesdays and thursdays in tye morning so I did afternoon those two days. My new manager just came up to me and told me without asking if I was available to do it told me the other girl will be doing all mornings and I will be all afternoons, I told her I can do tuesday and thursday afternoon but I am not able to do the afternoons the other days. Can they fire me over that?
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# Josie 2011-12-01 21:09
I got fired and denied unemployment for falsifying time records. I apealed but do you think i have a chance of winning?
Another employee punch my tc, think she was doing me a favor since i just walked in. plus we just started the tc for over 2 months. It was an honest mistake and was not thinking this will happen since it was only 3 employees that punch in eventhough thiers 12 hourly employees in the office, others are just writing start time @ 8am and employers are aware of it. Since we have a new management and they have let go about several employees trying to find a caused.

I am depending on this job for living now with no unemployment and still have not find a job i am worried of being homeless and not having to provide food for my two young kids. Looking for a job makes it more harder since i have to full them out from after school program and daycare.

Please help!
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# saane 2011-12-01 22:01
Drinking in work party and i was invovle in a fight . my boss say i will be fire when my acc was finish.Do he has to fire me without warning?
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# david 2011-12-06 15:38
I was just fired for falsifying time card but the funny part is im the one who told HR it was going on. They said since i was filing a complaint against my manager and not him telling us to falsify time cards im not protected. Basically i just added the falsifying time cards to the list of stuff he was doing to me and they said since it wasn't the main reason of my complaint....
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# sdbinaz 2011-12-06 19:39
I took a job on November 7, 2011 and got fired December 5 2011 due to performance issues and not picking up on the job requirements. Am I wrong or is less than one month a bit too quick to judge your ability to perform you job duties?
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# paul 2011-12-07 16:02
i was fired for falsifying a doctors note. they told me they called the hospital and asked if i was seen on that date and the hospital told them they have no record of me being there. isnt that illegal without my written consent? the hippa laws i read seem to say so. should i get a lawyer?
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# robert 2012-02-06 16:42
i was also fired for the same thing what happen did you appeal ur unemployment did you win i need to know please get back to me
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# ieshiea 2011-12-08 18:57
my co-worker and i got into a little altercation after 6mths she became my boss.she then told me to discount merchandise to make sales.Then she calls loss prevention on me and fired me.
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# IGMY 2011-12-11 12:07
Can my boss fire me for going to the hospital?
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# sara 2011-12-11 21:37
can i draw unemployment if i get fired because the person i got to replace my shift didn't show up. We didnt have a written agreement like we r suppose but we had a verbal one and the boss new about it
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# john 2011-12-12 14:01
I have been placed on investigative suspension with pay since the 3rd of this month
I am a sterile reprocessing technician and a load of instruments that i ran came out unsterile and was released as sterile by the person on the next shift, they came out unsterile because I had not started the sterilizer. I was distracted by an employee at the time the load went in..someone who should not have been there.
Sterility of surgical instruments should be checked by the OR staff before being used..since many people are involved and I am a link in this situation , what can i expect..termination/layoff
I look forward to hearing from you
I had a meeting with the hospital attorney and director of the OR and am scheduled for the next meeting tomorrow the 13th.
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# haley 2011-12-12 22:45
can u recieve unemployment if fired from embezzlement
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# kristin 2011-12-16 07:17
I was fired yesterday. I have been fighting for my pay to be correct for four months in a row. Well payday came and the woman who was supposed to give me my check. Was being rude and not giving it to me. I ended up complaining and swore. Not at her but about the situation. No one was around. She had given a written statement tho. I was very frustrated because it is my right to get my statement on payday. She also told me why does it matter to you? Arent you direct deposit? Well what does that matter. And she had no right saying or knowing that. She is not my boss.nor is she payroll. Do I have a leg to stand on for benefits?
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# monique 2011-12-18 16:46
I got let go about a month ago, not for my performance but for expressing how I felt because i was approached in a rude manner and unprofessional in front of patients and co-workers...i won the case but now she filed for an appeal, she had 4 co-workers write what happened to benefit her and not using there own language, and them signing it. now i have a hearing and she's saying I voluntarily quit, but in reality she let me go, why would i quit if i know the whole process of unemployment????
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# Trianisty 2011-12-20 14:57
Okay, So i got fired because i supposedly did not call out . So it was a no call no show......BUT i have the confirmation number for that day. what should i do? Any suggestions?
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# Kathy 2011-12-20 16:03
I currently live in texas, I worked 90 days to the date and was terminated. I never received a written warning. Now that I have filed an unemployment claim, the employer is fighting it. States I was fired for misconduct. With no warnings or write ups is there a posibility I will get denied UI?
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# GC 2011-12-22 16:53
I was let go from my job for failing a drug test. The accident that lead up to me taking a piss test was because of faulty equipment. No fault of my own. The next night i returned to work and was told that i couldnt return to work until i took a drug screen. So after missing a whole night of work, i took the screening and took the paperwork to my employer i was told that my drug screen might not be valid through workers comp. because the drug screen was taken 48 hrs. after the accident occurred. do u think my claim for unemployment will be denied??
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# Jim 2011-12-23 20:56
All these stories remind me of a former co-worker. She had a string of personal problems and I felt bad for her. Her personal problems were affecting her work performance. Consequently, she received a poor performance review and was very disappointed - especially in her skimpy pay raise.

Very seriously she said to me "I don't know how they can expect me to do a good job when I have all these issues going on!" It was an eye-opener for me that some people have such a warped perspective. Do a good job, and you will keep your job.
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# Leslie 2011-12-28 00:40
I have been off on a work comp injury since 7/19/11 I lost my voice from my job spraying bug spray while working and I had an asthma attack and severe coughing that hemorraged my vocal cords. I have been seeing a Voice doctor and they had me on complete voice rest for about a month and then returned me to work with restricitions of no excessive use of my voice and I did insurance collections which involved me to be on the phone 8hrs a day. My job adviced that I could not return until my doctor released me with no restrictions. Well I'm still off going to voice therapy and they mailed me my personal belongings in October and 2 weeks later sent me a certified letter stating that they needed to post my position and once the doctor releases me I need to call my supervisor to see if a position is open for me and if not will be seperated from the company. Well on 11/16/11 I received a Fed-Ex letter from my job stating due to contratual losses then needed to eliminate my positon effective immediatly. I am still on work comp and now what happens when I am finally released? Can I file for unemployment? I know that my job is lying since the are the worlds largest air ambulance company and are not contracted with most insurance companies and also just bought out another company in TX and havehad to hire more people. I found out that all people on medical leave for work comp or personal were all let go for no reason and received the same letter and their stuff mailed to them. The employees still their adviced that they are working overtime and they have hired more people. So how does this effect me to apply for unemployment once I am released from my work comp injury?
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# Shah 2011-12-29 14:08
My friend got fired because of her husband's misbehavior at midnight in the office premises. Her husband was the x employee of the company. And she didn't knew that he was in company premises late night. Next day boss called her and fired her. Is this legal? Is she eligible for Un-Employment?
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# tonysam 2011-12-30 19:47
I was "dismissed " illegally as a teacher and the moron who did it was somehow allowed to keep her job though reassigned to another school. It was so flagrantly illegal, the district never challenged my application for UI despite the union having lied to me outright about my unemployment eligibility.

It had to do with an FMLA absence and a form. My "transgression" didn't even merit an oral reprimand, but this moron principal fired me because she didn't want me at the school.
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# Marilyn 2012-01-02 02:12
Hi I used to work in customer service one time had a guest return something because wasn't working had free gift cards so when they bought another one in that same moment they got another gift card put it on the counter they didn't take it so when I was leaving I took the gift card I didn't think it was wrong I used the card at my job to purchase some stuff the card had a value of 20 dollars. So like to weeks later I'm called in to the office that what I had done was theft. I paid the money back at that moment I explained the situation I had no warning or nothing and they just fired me within a couple min. I have no money single parent can I file unemployment or there's no. Way I will be approved or anything that I can do. I did not kno I was wrong if I would have been planning theft I would have not used it there or atleast not with anything with my info on it please some advice I don't know what to do.
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# Christina 2012-01-02 05:42
I left my job for another job that would offer me more hours and pay. I worked there for 3 weeks and all of a sudden they just handed me my final paycheck and told me I was not fast enough...the first two days I was there I was on my own and when I asked questions about how certain procedures were done I was ethier ignored or given conflicting answers. I later was told I would have someone train me for two weeks, but only got 5 days. Then when I filed for unemployment- which the state started paying me my prevoius employer appealed my unemployment benifits saying that I did not perfrom my job duties to their satisfaction. I then Appealed that in a written letter....now I have to appear in court for the appeal, I hope I win, but I am nervous if they will let me explain my situation or just ask me yes or no questions and then try to switch my words around and make it seem like what I said was different...
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# jim 2012-01-02 21:35
My daughter got fired from her job due to her (illness/sickness)being addicted to prescription drugs so she stole from her employer to buy more drugs.Isn't she still allowed to collect unemployment that she and her employer paid into? She has been clean for over 4 months.She can't get a job.If she doesn't pay her former employer $2500 in 2 months,she goes to jail.She should have been collecting for months.Then she would have half the money already,needed to pay him.Isn't she eligible to collect(Connect icut)because of her sickness(addict ion)?
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# mac 2012-03-01 20:29
Unfortunately any theft. company's will fight unemployment benefits.all you can do is have her file......always file..sometimes company's wont dispute claims
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# Sam 2012-01-03 13:33
I put my notice in on New Years,subsequen tly the fired me after my 10 am till 3pm shift and told me it was beacuse I was late which I was not and had not been for a week, however I had been prviously written up for tardiness...but not terminated...nor was there mention of termination...They waited a week later until I put in notice then they fired me! Is this Legal? Can you fire me because I put my notice in? That was his reason along with being late he just wanted to one up-me because I reported drug issues with other employees and theft.
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# stephanie 2012-01-05 10:04
Iworked for a bank for a total of 10 months, in my last month they notified me of a mistake that I committed in my 3rd month, after that month of the mistake I was promoted twice into a management position. They fired me 7 months after the situation actually happened, thay were going through a lot at the time, I think they were using me . In florida, is this legal?
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# Deb 2012-01-10 00:38
I was just recently let go at my job. Which came as a complete shock. I was given a week off. And when I called to ask why they gave that week off to me I was told that it was my turn to take it off as others had already done. This was because of it being slow...I worked for a hotel. I accepted that answer tho not all to happy about it. I then asked when I would be returning to work as the schedule had not been posted. I was told to come in on Friday that week to check the schedule. I then asked if everything was ok and was told yes everything is ok no worries you are fine.Which I believed as I hadnt given any reason for things not to be fine. On Thurs that week I got a text from my boss asking me to come in at 10am on Friday. I went in to see her and she then proceeded to tell me that she had heard from other employees that I wasnt " HAPPY" with my job. That I had complained to several people about it. We were not getting any hours and I was upset as I have 3 children to take care of. I had already talked with my boss about this and she told me to hang in there and wait as hours would pick up. I was constantly being told that my performance was great! As she again told me the day she let me go. I told her she should fire the whole staff then as everyone was complaining. Anyhow I was shocked to say the least. I had never gotten any verbal or written warnings for anything. Always praised. My concern here is that she will make up something to keep me from collecting unemployment. Should I ask for a wriiten reason and a copy of my file? I have until Feb 2nd until I talk with the unemployment officer about the reasons for my separation. Just wondering if those 2 items would be of any help.......
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# Jay 2012-01-12 07:04
i was fired immediately at work, they told me that i harassed an employee. they didn't do any investigations, or you can say it's one sided story. i even saw before in the rules on the board that they need to investigate first before firing out in the spot. can i get an unemployment in this situation? thanks
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# Diane 2012-01-13 20:42
If you sincerely tried your best to meet the production standards and you could not meet the company expectations what makes it right not to collect unemployment if you are terminated? I find it hard to believe that you may run into a time in your life where you cannot meet production standards and you truly tried everything to meet there goals and fell short and caused your termination. Why would I not be able to collect my benifits?
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# Rodney 2012-01-16 10:21
My wife was put on leave at her work due to a medical issue. She is bi-polar and had to spend a week in the hospital. They continued paying her as if she were there for about a month and then called her in to tell her they had to replace her if she could not return t owork. She then applied for unemployment, but has been getting the run-around and has not been told that she can draw benefits. Can you help?
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# richard 2012-01-18 02:13
well .. i worked at a chicken plant in shipping ... we load trucks and we got to use temp sticks to check the mdm combo's .. well i was in such a rush to get done cause they stay on our but about getting truck loadded i forgot the temp gage in the combo and the truck shipped with in still in the combo and i have been there for 4 years .. im only 21 i started there july 3 only three months after i graduated high school and the fired me .. and i really need unemployment so i can go to school ... anybody think i can
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# Elsa 2012-01-18 21:51
I was put on a 30 day probation, for having 3 incidents at work ,one was falling off a chair hurting by elbow, then rehurting the same arm again, then having been exposed to clorox spill. the other reason was a patient falling and said I left him on the floor, that is a lie. Then they complained about my attitiude. Then to top it off one of the dr. was yelling looking straight at me saying " they should fire her. I have worked for this company 3 years I have done nothing but bend over backwards for them. If I walk out will I qualify for unemployment or even if I wait will I still qualify. But I know its coming it just a matter of time. What should I do?.
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# Amy 2012-01-23 16:23
I was terminated without warning and with NO reason (CO is at will) I did my job well and all he said was it seemed like I didn't want to be there. This was just after my grandmother had died, I was very close to her, they almost did not let me go to her funeral. My boss had always given me stellar reviews, our new HR person asked him to rewrite his review. One of the partners gave me a horrible review and lied... regardless. I found a job in less than two weeks, but was there only 90 days before I was terminated again at my 90 day review. Can I qualify for unemployment benefits?
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# josepha 2012-01-24 14:35
I was on unemployment for almost a year. I jumped on a work at home job with our cable company. I was doing ok, getting back on my feet when a 15 yr old student loan came knocking. Not working wih me, nothing, just garnishing my check. Now I only make enough for rent. I am having to take days off to go to food pantries to get food. I mean I cash my check and give the $300+ I made for the two weeks to my landlord with nothing for me. My hours were lowered and now I am not making enough even for my rent now. They are taking out the full 15% even when I am lower than the 30x min wage (like this past 2 weeks). Employers said they got a letter saying 15% and that is what they do. I am about to lose my place to live since I can no longer pay the rent, then I will lose my job. Can I go back on unemployment?
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# Sam 2012-01-27 12:37
My employer did a mass hire months ago. Now that things are winding down and there is less hours to fill they are firing people in whatever way they can. Some for audits that they have upped requerments for. They have started to do random drug test/backround checks (in which I was one that be pulled). Firing people for points, such as having to leave early for emergencies/ having to pick up a child/ no childcare/ child being sick/ you being sick even with doctors note/ car braking down/ emergency surgery and so on, all of those you get a point against you, you get 8 points and you get fired. On the last QT they worked with me as far as my hours because I'm a single mom, they had to drop my hours to do so because they were unwilling to let me out early instead on coming in late like they had me scheduled. Now they refuse to work with me. I have tried even to see if anyone will swap shifts or cover hours but because they have a hold on over time right now, no one can.

If a person at this job goes to school they will work with them, even to the point of dropping them down to part time but the same company wont work with a parent.

Can someone collect unemployment for being fired for this?
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# mike 2012-01-27 16:37
If my employer specifically tells me to do something, I then do it and am fired because they say I should know better. Is there anything i can do about this?
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# Chris 2012-01-31 19:37
I was terminated because I clocked in and out from my cell phone, I never received the handbook from this company on the correct protocol. It was an 800 number and was just easier for me to use my cell phone. I never received a warning I was immediately terminated, am I eligible for unemployment. If I knew this was grounds for termination I never would have done it or stopped my actions immediately.
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# Not.. 2012-10-07 20:19
Hi Chris, I am in the same perdictament what did you find out? Were you able to collect U.C.?
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# Barbara 2012-02-04 02:34
Can I receive unemployment if I overslept for my job because of a documented obstructive sleep apnea. I have a doctor's note and proof that it was undiagnosed for years and that I attempted to resolve my oversleeping problem during that time.
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# Lori 2012-02-04 20:11
I was taken from my Security office ( I am a coordinator)on New Years Eve to our investigator's office and a Union rep where they questioned me about removig food from our communal refrigerator a couple days before. First let me state that I have been there for 15 years and have an excellent working record. Because I virtually run the office area and also clean the frig, supply coffee whenever we run low, throw away old food every week ( with supervisor's permission)and order supplies, the lines between my kitchen and the office kitchen have blurred at times. We had a cookout and there were some loose pieces of uncooked frozen meat left for the next cookout along with boxed up meat in a common area of the freezer. One day I noticed that the loose pieces of meat were dwindling so I assumed that they were up for grabs, as we often were allowed cooked take-outs following a party. So, becuase I knew I wouldn't be here for the next one ( day off) I took my piece and put it into my tote bag whaich was on a table in the middle of the room in everyone's view. I never had any intent that it was stealing. I had also just supplied coffee that week and a ton of cooked food for the cookout so I felt justified in taking one. I was told by the investigator that the meat in question had been being audited daily and that someone wrote a statement on my actions. My Union rep went so far as to say that they had cameras in the area. Could have given me a verbal or written disciplinary but instead they just fired me. Of course all employees know that they start watching every thing you do after 10 years because 2 can do the price of 1 and they have been on a part time hiring spree for awhile. Of course I was denied unemployment because virtually everything falls under violation of company policy or misconduct. I have no other income and live alone (widowed). My Union says they will file a grievance and I'll have to go before a panel but I know my chances of getting my job back are nil. It used to be the only time you couldn't collect unemployment was when you quit your job...no wonder Florida has so many homeless.
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# Nancy 2012-02-08 12:09
I was terminated from my job (18 years) because I refused to take a random drug test. Can I collect unemployment compensation?
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# jordan 2012-02-16 10:53
i was recently fired from my job that i had worked at for almost 4 years. i was brought into the office and was told i was being let go. they had given me 6 words why i was being let go. mind you i have had only 1 write up in the 4 yrs i had been there and that 1 write up gave me a week suspension. I asked my employer several times y i was being fired and asked several times to give me a better explanation they had told me, me not talking to ppl is being rude and all they did was yell at me and open the door and said get out. now i know i was wrongfully fired.. i was denied unemployment. i don't know what else to do.
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# tayler 2012-02-18 16:15
i was fired from my job for no reason but funny thing is they fired me the day after they found out i was pregnante and i was working there for about 8 months. what should i do?
HELP!!!
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# Picses 2012-02-27 14:58
I was terminated for abandonment. I came in to work before my shift and personally called my boss from the company phone that was on the way to the hospital letting her know that I was sick and was not able to work. She asked me to set up my work station and we seemed to have an understanding that I could leave. Before clocking out I let the front desk clerk who was the person in charge since my supervisor was no there that I was heading out to the emergency room. Later that day I received a call that I was terminated. She didn't let me present my doctors excuse, which is messed up and If I would of known that I would of called off regardless if it was a few minutes before my shift. I have never been written up and my attendance record is good. I sent in a doctors excuse to the company and I have not hear a response to get my job back.
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# m 2012-02-27 18:15
Hi, i am a Kfc employee in Florida and i had a problem today with my manager. Yesterday i went to the store, i wasn t suppose to be working. I went inside and cooked some chiken for myself and i have been working for this company for over 2 years and my wage is 8 dollars . knowing that all the people do the same thing because they are from the same communitie(coun try). When i went today he told I am supended for a day, and he can do whatever he wants. Idon t know what they want to do with me, maybe fire me . The thing if they do fire me, can i get unemployement still ? knowing that i saw a lot a of irregularity in the management and it will be my word against their word . i have some facts they cannnot deny even if they want to ,by the way its a franchise and they own a lot of stores.
Thank you
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# mac 2012-03-01 20:36
Well you made 2 mistakes....one you were at your place of employment cooking yourself lunch off the clock. and two you took something that did not belong to you...(chicken) even though other people do this your employer can fire you for this..if all you got was suspended for one day consider yourself very lucky......
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# Sassy 2012-03-04 15:09
I have worked for a privately owned restaurant for almost 4 yrs. There have been alot of ups and downs but nothing serious. I managed, line cooked, served and was hostess. One day on oue busiest day the owner scheduled 2 people in the kitchen, myself and one other. She had 3 people in the front of the house. We were slammed and apparently a table walked out. She came and jumped on the cook line pushing me down to expadite. She started talking to herself but loud enough for me t hear her saying"I'm not gonna have tables walking out for no one!" Now mind you i had no food ticket back there for them, so obviously it couldn't of been the kitchens fault. So after lunch she asks "Do we want her assesment of what happened?" So she goes on to say the kitchen was off and that's why the table walked out. So i've never been known to hold my tounge at work defended myself and the one other in the kitchen. She starts snapping and then her daughter that works there too thought i was saying something about the front end. So i had to defend myself to her in the middle of all of this. So finally it became to much and I walked outside because i seen that the situation was taking a turn for the worse. The owner runs outside behind me still snapping. I again started defending myself. I asked her "Didn't you say the reason the table walked out was because the kitchen was off?" She's screaming at this point. She askes me "Are you questioning me?" I thought about it for a second and said "Yes yes i am" She says "You don't question me young lady I PAY YOUR PAYCHECK! "That really upset me because she always brags about how she tells other employees that to me since i was he general manager. I said "I don't need this job" She said "Theres the door" So i left and on my way out she screams "Yeah I bet you don't need this job since you have your little tax returns" Now my question is when she told me there's the door is that considered her firing me?
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# deedee 2012-03-09 20:39
I got fired from my job today after working there for over 5 years, i got written up three times for being just one minute late each incident ...so does that mean i cant get unemployment?
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# SImon 2012-03-17 04:04
I worked at this place for 3 1/2 years. I did many things in this 3 1/2 year period. I became a shift lead and then a manager. i demoted myself back down to shift lead about a year ago because it just wasnt for me. Anyways i just recently got fired. When i recieved my termination paper it stated that i had called in for being sick many times in the last few month. That the temp logs were not done while i was in shift. which with that its not just my resonsiblity but i understand that. I am sure that the real reason why i got fired is because i called into my work on a sunday and asked who was scheduled next to see about getting a ride from someone. The MOD (Manger in duty) explained to me who was coming in. She then stated that they had been slow and that i could just come in at 12 instead of 11. i was ok with that so i said thats fine. Then when i went in for my shift that day my GM was writing me up for not coming to work because it was raining outside. The MOD didnt explain what had happened. When i asked what the write up was for he explained to me what he heard which was that i didnt want to come to work because it was raining. Who does that. I then explained to him what the conversation really was and he didnt write me up at that time. He then went and talked to the MOD and she then gave him the correct story. I went about my day and started working. The MOD had gotten upset and i am not sure why but she was upset with me. It ended with her and i in a yelling match and i was the one to get sent home. I then came back to work on my next schedueled day and thats when i got fired. She didnt get fired but 4 other employees got fired in the same two day period. Do you think that i will be able to get unemployment after working for this same company for 3 1/2 years and not really doing anything wrong?
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# hayle 2012-03-27 21:25
I was fired because I was eating on the clock. I opened the store one morning and I went to the back to eat my breakfast. Can I still collect unemployment benefits?
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# shorty 2012-04-09 01:00
I just made 2 yrs last month. For the past couple of months ive been showing up late and twice i no called no show. My supervisors gave me verbal and written warnings. They even changed my work schedule so that i could come to work on time. This past Thursday, i called to let them know that i would be arriving late, i showed up for work and my supervisor talked to me saying they will do an investigation regarding my attendance. So they told me that i could leave and without pay. Can i get unemployment benefits for theis situation?
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# Tawni R. 2012-04-11 09:24
I recently quit my job due to the fact that my boss used profane language against us all the time, was really big on favoritism, and when I requested a weekend off to go look at the campus of the college I am attending and a house I am planning on living in I was denied but someone who requested the same weekend off after I did got the entire weekend off. When I confronted a manager about the situation his exact response to me was, "sucks to be you". I feel like the last month I worked there, my eyes were opened to how unfair and disrespectful the work environment is. Now I wish to collect unemployment until I leave for college. Is it possible?
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# Doug 2012-04-11 14:26
Several months ago i found out I have a rare sleep epnea that can be fatal. I had been missing upwards of 3 days a week for a short time. After being approved for FMLA to cover the missed and late days I thought everything was going to be o.k. We recently have been scheduled to work 10 hour shifts and I have managed to make it every day and be on time, but sleep just about the entire weekend. Recently we were posted to work Saturdays. After work I slept the rest of Saturday and most of Sunday leaving my family unhappy. 2 Saturdays ago I called off and used my FMLA. The following weekend, so fatigued from the week, I didn't wake up for work and in fact didn't wake up until that afternoon (after my shift was over). After working the first posted Saturday and Sleeping the rest of the weekend, my supervisor came to me with a new job. One that had normally taken a day and a half to build each unit. He asked me what it would take to get 4 units per week. After thinking about it quickly, I replied (No more Saturdays.?.) I knew it was going to be a lot of work but thought that Getting out of Saturdays was about the only way I was going to get to spend any kind of quality time with my young daughter and wife, possibly on Sunday.
Last weekend after almost accomplishing our goal of 4 units, during the week, I way overslept, didn't make it to work and didn't report off. I didn't wake up until almost 3:00 PM in the afternoon. Monday came and nothing was said. Tuesday afternoon I was called to the office and given 5 days off pending termination. Today a week later I was fired. I was told that they didn't feel my condition would improve beyond the point of where it had, and fired me for the no call, no show. I fully intended to go to work that day even though I questioned weather I really needed to be there. I had my ride waiting outside my house that morning because
I told him I was going; he made several attempts to call me to wake me but I didn't. Hew drove a total of 10 miles out of his way to come get me because I told him I would be going. My employer thinks that it was just a way of getting out of working Saturday that failed. That Friday when I left, there were 2 units outside waiting that hadn't been touched and ended up not being used until last week when I was on suspension. I guess he let almost everyone go early Saturday because they ware caught up. I don't see why it was so important to come in on a Saturday when my partner and I were caught up. We were ahead of schedule and production. The other thing is that my partner called off the same weekend. He also didn't report to work the Saturday before and never called off. When I asked about that, I was told, "I got caught, and he didn't."
I'm not the type to miss much work and only missed the days I did due to my condition. I came home today and filed for unemployment but question whether I will succeed at getting it. Hopefully I will find another job soon, but only time will tell. Until then I can only hope this claim goes through so at least I can pay for what I have to.
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# Ks 2012-04-12 11:36
I am an insurance agent and my boss ha recently told me I will now be working from home. This sounds great but he's no longer giving me my hourly plus commission but instead reduced my pay to zero and wanting to only pay me commission and make me a contract labor employee. He's verbally told that he can't afford to be without me for two to three months so he's already hired my replacement starting in two weeks and expects me to be able to go out, market, and generate my own clients to sell insurance to without any marketing training. I have not signed anything but is this legal? He's not "firing" me but instead taking my pay away and changing my job description basically forcing me to quit bc I won't make hardly enough to support myself or new baby. Help!
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# Beverly 2012-04-13 13:11
I was removed from my job the end of January due to not getting money for a money order from customer. The customer asked for a money order for $100o so I did a money order for $1000 then said that he meant $1400 in did the money order for $1400 but did not get the $1000 money order back from customer. I told the company that I would pay the $1000 back or they could have called the money order company and stopped payment but they would not due either. It's been 2 months now and the employer as just now sent me a separation notice. Can I get unemployment benefits? This was a human error and I did try to pay the money back but they refused.
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# Ev 2012-04-13 13:21
I was fiired for being late. I worked for starbucks for about 5 years and only had 2 write ups on record for being late. My manager was "kind enough" to write in that I left the store for a better opportunity. I'm wondering if I would have been eligibile either way to collect unemployment? Does it matter for the reason of being late? I have a very sick father at home that I take care of that needed attention that unfortunatly caused me to be late.. Any help or am I just screwd?
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# kathie 2012-05-12 18:01
can i collect unemployment if i get paid per room that i clean at a hotel and not by the hour. i've been at the job for 7 years now
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# Bobbie 2012-05-17 20:22
I was fired about two weeks ago, because myself and another employee commented on our Facebooks about the hostile work environment, not being paid on time, and not getting breaks. We had done that twice, but nothing changed either time, except the last, we got fired and told we were not allowed near the store anymore.

There are so many other reasons that we never stated on our Facebooks. I was paid under minimum wage for the first 16 weeks of my employment, I had 16 checks that were not paid on pay day, a bounced check, our schedule was not done till the day before or the day of the work day, again the hostile work environment, the owner cursing at and insulting employees and customers, and cursing at and insulting employees in front of the customers, the owner treating employees horribly, and he also assulted my father, who is disabled, when he was taking back my work shirts. (They are going to court on the 29th of May.)

And the sad part is, the owner is trying to fight me for my unemployment. But their only reason for firing me, is because I said a few things on my Facebook.

Not once did I state their names, the company, or curse at or towards them in any of the posts. And mind you, the company is a family owned business, which the father is the owner, his wife is a manager of one store, and his daughters are the manager and assistant manager for the store I was employed. But they are trying to fight me.
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# meesha 2012-05-26 14:14
In the state of ny if you are fired from one job and collecting unemployment. Then a few months later was hired by someone else and only worked three hours because of not feeling well. Can unemployment hold you responsible? Does that job even count ? Thank you in advance for any help.
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# Amy 2012-05-26 14:25
I got fired from work due to "call avoidance". The day that the call was reported was the same day we had system issues for example, calls would just drop, customer was not able to hear representative , representative was not able to hear customer and static. There was a co-worker whom was going around making notes of all the accounts that were having problems. The time of my call I informed the co- worker that the customer is not responding to my opening she stated that a TM was on a conference call working on the phone problems and that it would be okay. I came into work the following week and got pulled aside stating that there was a quality done on my call ad that I "didn't" say anything to the customer and that my phone was on mute the whole time there for causing call avoidance. I explained to them that it was the day we had phone problem and that I reported the problem to the co-worker who was walking around. The TM than replied by saying yes I know we had phone problems but you never said anything to the customer. I explained to her that I did do my call opening as required three different times before releasing the. So she went to go "listen" to the call again and came back and said that she heard back ground noise and me breathing into the phone and that I wasn't on mute. First on quality paper it showed I was on mute then she comes back saying I wasn't on mute. I was at this job for 4 years, I have never been late, I had 100% bottom box (which is good feed back from customers) I have never had any problem regarding call avoidance in the past. I even reported the problem if I were to EVER participate in call avoidance I surely wouldn't just sit there and breath into the phone. There were two TMs in the office with me who happened to be dating of course they are going to agree with each other. Do I have a chance of winning my unemployment?!?!?!
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# destinee 2012-05-27 16:55
i got fired through a text message me and my boyfriend was working and he has 2 jobs and he worked with me 1 day out the week and his god brother got shot so he called off hours before so she told him he was fired on his 1st call off so she told me since he called off i will need to come in and i was off so she told me if i don t come in she will fire me so she fired me because he called off and if i seen her i will most likey spit in her face off top because it wasnt right
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# John 2012-06-08 15:48
Have you heard of sentences? Did you quit school after first grade? Take an English class. Yeah, that is mature, spit in her face. Grow up.
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# Cliff 2012-06-08 12:23
I was termed today because I was accused by one of my managers that I told him how much my boss made in salaery. I was told that I told him the exect amaount. I do not know how much they make, so this is a lie. I have been having problems with this employee and he was going to get written up. There are no witnesses that I said this. Isn't this here say? I was was termed for confidentiality . I was told that I was the only one who know this information, but I have not way of knowing it, thet told me someone told me because I am friends with someone in accounting.
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# JJ 2012-06-13 08:58
Ok so I haven't quit yet, BUT, I had just recently opted to move to PART TIME at my Job in Colorado, My vehicle has broken down and I can not commute to and from work, and am unable to fix it. I have had to miss a few days because I can't get a ride to work, and may get fired for attendance policy violation, do I have any chance of collecting anything? I'm already barely able to keep a roof over my head as is, and I can't even begin to think about paying to get my car fixed yet. Please help.
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# Kathy 2012-06-15 09:09
I was let go because of a work related injury which I drew workman's comp for. They followed there policy which is to give the person 12 weeks to return before "letting them go".; They actually did this twice because after a series of injections I returned to work and worked until my doctor released me to go back to work. On he follow up visit he put be back on restrictions which they had no position for me with the restrictions. So they kept me for another 12 weeks and when I still had restrictions of a sitting job only they let me go. I have no issue with the company got letting me go.

I have an injury to my lumbar spine and have numerous restrictions. I just wanted to check to see if I can even file for unemployment with so many restrictions.
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# Dae 2012-06-26 04:13
Will I be able to receive unemployement if I was fired because for one I call out sick & have a doctors note ...... & because I ride two buses to get to work & end up being late , they told me that they get to choose what doctors note they can take & it will Count against me if the don't take it , & I told them my situation before hand & they still fired me ...... Ive been in a car accident & wreaked the car completely and ever since I started riding the bus I been mad late but I get on the bus almost 2 hours early so will I qualify or will I have to fight for unemployement ????
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# Bethany 2012-06-30 15:53
can you draw employment if the front end manager has it out for you and messes with your drawer but when he/she is not there during the week . my drawer is fine.. I just dont want to waste my time if I get fired for that.
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# denise 2012-07-10 05:29
My husband got fired...he is in doctor's care due with his high blood pressure.his doctor prescribed him medicine.the medicine he is taking "lisinprol",.he can't be out in the heat..he has been absent a lot,even he brought doctor's excuse to work and his prescription to his superintendent ..all of the sudden he got fired..so he file unemployment benefit..can he qualify for the benefit?
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# Gary 2012-07-10 22:22
ok i understand being fired for testing positive for having marijuana in your system. why isnt there a time frame in which they cant draw benifits. then after that period they can draw benifits these people need the money too to survive till they can get another job they have families like we do now they are going to drug test people getting food stamps etc by the time its said and done the streets are going to be full of poor starving to death people just cause they smoked pot i can think of worse things to penalize some one for back to my question is there a time frame or do they just suffer till someone gives them a break?
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# STRESSED 2012-07-11 21:40
I got fired because I did not want to respond to one of the managers at my job when she asked me a question. She was clearly trying to Intimidate me but I just stood quiet. After I refused to talk she sent me to clock out. I clicked out n seconds later while I was changing she told me to clock back in and that what I did. Then I was sent "the office" and that's when the EXA told me I was being terminated because insubordination . ARE U SERIOUS. DID I REALLY HAVE TO ANGER THE MANAGERS QUESTION WHEN SHE WAS TALKING TO ME WITH DISRESPECTFULLY ? SOMEONE TELL WTH I DID WRONG.
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# Shamay 2012-07-14 12:51
hi. I work in Portland Oregon, and have several chronic medical conditions that unfortunately cause frequent hospitalization . my manager has told me that i call in every other week, and they usually do not have someone to cover for me. if i get fired because of another hospitalization or ER visit, will i be able to recieve unemployment? oh and Oregon is an At Will state.
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# DKH 2012-07-17 15:52
I miss work yesterday because I need to go to court for my traffic ticket, then I went back to work this morning my boss told me to leave because I got fired. The reason is that the new guy who just came in yesterday can work better than me and have more capability then me. There was no warning nor foreshadowing about this.

Should I sue the company? Can I claim UI?
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# GG 2012-07-17 19:57
I was recently on unemployment in Ca. I got a job offer and I took it being I had been out of work for a while. I was at the job for a week and they decided to let me go with the reason of not being bubbly enough when answering the phones which was not in my job description but was fine answering the phones because it was a office shared job. With out any warning only there a week and not given a chance I feel am I able to reopen my claim or can they deny me now or even deny me when my current claim is up in a week and I need to refile?
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# Bear 2012-07-28 09:27
Why, might I ask, is everyone bashing about grammar? Just answer the questions for goodness sake. So long as one can understand the concept. People seem to forget that the English language is the hardest in the world to learn.
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# Jezabel 2012-08-08 01:39
I went on vacation for 11 days. & i had it approved and signed off by our corporate office. The day that I was due back at work, I got a text message at 6:56 am stating that "some changes were made & I no longer had a position with the company". I live in Texas, and was wondering if there is anything illegal aboutt his. I had no warning, no performance reviews and no chance of even asking for a demotion. Is there anything I can do?
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# Rich 2012-08-14 17:45
I was fired recently, in Southern California, and was told it was for insubbordinatio n. I had been written up for insubbordunatio n doing my job!! I was asked NOT to email MY potential client, in MY assigned area, which I had emailed many times before! When the client emailed ME, I responded. THAT day, I closed a contract, and made the sale. I was subsequently fired for THAT, being told I was insubbordinate. I was wronged, and now I might not be able to collect unemployment! This is unfair and wrong. I made my sales quotas as was required, and now might lose unemployment benefits! Can someone help me defend my situation, and collect my benefits, and possible recovery for falsely losing my job?
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# Nichole 2012-08-20 21:01
Hello. I got a letter in the mail today saying I was terminated. The reason was "complications of pregnancy". I was put on bedrest on july 26th 2012. I talked my doctor into letting me work 4 hour shifts, 3 days a weeks and my work said no because I could not perform my ful duties of 8 hours a shift. I never got to turn in my special leave, I had just got the papers a day eariler from when I was put on bedrest. I was hired on June 5th 2012. Do I qualify for unemployment or even a lawsuit?
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# Rick 2012-08-25 15:16
I was just fired after 5 yrs. from a truck driver/shipping and receiving position after my employer discovered that my driver's license was suspended. I didn't know that it was. Am I elligible for unemployment benefits?
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# Tom 2012-08-26 21:03
Yeah. Read your 'rules' here regarding who can get unemployment or not and the author of this page SPINS it all to the employers viewpoint. They even go as far as to state that the employer can fire you for failure to live up to their standards, like the employer can set whatever standard they see fit and the state unemployment board will ENDORSE whatever they set.

At will states can fire you but must pay you unemployment unless proven just cause to the STATES standard, not the employers standard.
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# Kelly 2012-09-04 23:49
I was fired from the Federal Government because I failed to pass a recertification test. Can I get unemployment?
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# Jacquie 2012-09-05 03:03
I am currently unemployed. My employer released me because I was on medical leave and was unable to return to work at the expiration of my FMLA (job protected leave). Since I had exhausted my FMLA leave, the employer informed me that they posted my job, but did not terminate my employment while I was on medical leave.

I was told that I could apply for another position within the company, but each time I did, I was notified that I was “not qualified” for any position I applied for. I thought that was very strange because I was applying for many lower level positions. On a hunch of suspicion, I decided to apply for my same position that I had held for the past several years. Just as I thought, I was denied that one too.

I was not officially terminated until I contacted the employer to notify them (as I had been previously instructed) that I had received my release to return to work from my doctor. Upon that notification, I was immediately terminated on that day.

I applied for unemployment benefits and was approved. A couple of weeks after that, I received a letter for an appeals hearing with the DOL. The employer filed an appeal to block me from receiving benefits just as they had blocked my efforts to find another position.

I need advice on what I need to do, what I need to gather and how to proceed. I don't have any money because all unemployment payments are suspended pending the outcome of the hearing.

Signed: Please help in Georgia.
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# Kaylis 2012-09-06 20:05
I worked as a nurse in a ltc facility. I suspected abuse and reported it to my don. The coworker in question was dating her son. The DON did nothing. She called this person and told her to watch herself and discussed our conversation and my aligations. I then went higher up in the chain of command, and cont. to get nowhere. This situation weighed on my heart and mind. I went to the Offfice of Aging. The state police, attorney general, and dept. of health have started an investigation. My employer called me trying to intimidate me asking me to resign. I refused. An hour later they called me back and fired me over the phone for "borderline harrassment" I did the right thing yet i have no job. I feel that they are retaliating against me for being a "whistleblower"
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# Erik 2012-09-12 16:19
I went into the emergency room with severe leg pain this past June. Long story short, I was eventually diagnosed with a herniated disc in my lower back. I missed a lot of work over the next two months and then I had surgery on a facial skin cancer that took a few weeks to recover from. I was ready to go back to work and was told I needed a dr clearance letter. I provided the clearence letter then when I came back to work I was told I was being dismissed for missing excessive days. My work performance has been excellent as evidenced by a recent evaluation. So they fire me for being out while injured and now I am out health insurance as well but still under treatment. This seems very unfair. Am I eligible for unemployment?
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# monique 2012-09-24 12:40
I was terminated because my absence had exceeded my occurances. The company rule state that you could only
mis six days out of a years term. I mised nine because of
illness that occured on the job i would only get to feeliing
sick is on the job. Before we would start to work i was feel-
ing find and about hour after working i would get to feeling
terrible,blood pressure would be at stroke level, feel faint-
dizzy,get to hot and sweaty, and nausea.
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# CJ 2012-10-11 08:49
I have a coworker who was hired last month as an hourly employee and has shown up once in the last three weeks. My boss won't fire him because he seems to believe that's what the guy wants. He's obviously getting money from somewhere to pay his bills (rent, daycare, utilities, car insurance) and I think having a legal job is just a cover for whatever he's doing to earn cash.

Why would a person want to have a job on paper and then not show up to it? Does anybody know?
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# Lori 2012-10-18 13:48
Hi here's my situation.. I have worked for this private practice for 5 yrs. It's like we are a married couple, I know him inside and out. I have done nothing wrong, the perfect employee. I have stepped up to the plate many times, trained others kept the office going. So there has been tension in the air between my employer and I nothing harsh. So 3 wks ago we have a sit down. He stated that it was time for us to separate. After all this time I said I agree, we both made a decsion we would not "screw" each other over. So the next day he put an ad at a hosp. and started getting resumes. He hired the first interview. Meanwhile I have been sending my resume out. After a week he asked me what was happening ..I told him my resume is out and it's only been a week. Well he asked if I'd have a problem training the new person. I said no I new I would be. It's been a week and 3 days. Yesterday morning she came to me and said...I need to talk to you ...ok...last night she stayed after work and my employer spoke to her about me she said "details notwithstanding " that he was "pissed at me. She said he really wants you gone I could tell by the his hand gestures and the look in his eyes. I said I know. I can tell. So when he came in I asked to speak with him after work. We met I said "How unprofessional of you to talk to the new girl that I training about me?' Well he said what, then said Tuesday morning I was suppose to go in and train her. I explained to him she stated previously that she needed hands on. Can only do that with patients and we started at 2:00. So I got there at 1:30. Then raises his hands and said well we need to just separate and go on. If I wanted to call it quits we could do it and be done today. I told him I am not quitting my job. So he said what do u want me to do. I said I was quitting. He wanted me out so he fired me with NO reason. Can I get unemployment?
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# meesha 2012-10-22 19:03
Hey I got fired from my job cause I took out my phone and I was putting it on vibration cause the supervisor on duty told me to but my supervisor saw me with the phone out and told me I was fired I did two appeals already and I got denied im on my third appeal now will I get Unempolyment
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# jarrod 2012-10-25 19:50
ive been with this company for about three months. i then had a loss in the my family out of state so therefore had to go to g pas funneral. wen i got back i got sick in a way i have not experienced. i was sick for seven working days. i was told to get doctors note and so i did. doctor excused all them days. absent 12 days total for funeral and sick days with proof. was told they didnt need me any longer. do i have any rights to anything or is there any benifits like collect un employment ? this really screwed me over. I live in North Dakota
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# Megan 2012-10-31 00:12
Am I able to apply for unemployment if I was fired because I wasn't "meeting my managers goals"? Basically I was given off a weekend and that Monday, after requesting off for just Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. And then I was due back on that Tuesday and given off again on Wednesday. When I went in on Tuesday, I checked the new schedule (It is reposted around every Thursday or Friday but this new schedule wasn't posted until on one of my days off or after I had left) and I wasn't even on the new schedule. I asked the general manager why and he said "We'll talk about it later". He sat around in the office all day on the computer doing God only knows what and just avoided me all day basically. When I had come back in from my last 10 minute break he was about to leave and I asked if we could speak about my schedule then. (I found this quite rude that he was going to leave without discussing it with me). I had worked 12-8 that day and my last break was around 6, I do believe. This was last Tuesday (October 23rd). When we walked into the office he left the door open so anyone walking by could clearly hear what was being said. He said in general I wasn't meeting the goals he was hoping for me to be at by that point. And that I talk too much and don't listen enough. "There had been talk after talk and little change to each talk". This was at an Arby's, by the way. I had worked there since June and I was trying my best with everything going on outside of work to do my job fairly and correctly. It is a fast food restaurant after all. I and other managers and coworkers thought I did a good job. I was good at front counter, sometimes I would have a bad day. I was better on Drive-Thru in my opinion. One manager said I was good at expediting. I was also good at the fry station. I admit there were at least a hand full but no more situations gone wrong while I was on front counter, and I would apologize to customers if I had done something wrong. There were situations with other coworkers that somehow my name got brought into and I had nothing to do with it. I was constantly being yelled at by the General Manager, it felt and he would belittle me by saying rude things to me. And as I was told, he shouldn't have left me work my shift knowing he was going to let me go that day, and he shouldn't have let me finish out that shift after he did let me go. But I finished out my shift until 8, clocked out and left. I haven't gone back since. I was given the corp. number and told to tell them that I had been let go, after there had just the next day of me being let go, another complaint brought in against the general manager saying about him yelling at me infront of customers about a misunderstandin g. And that was the second complaint and similar to the first. I'm just interested in knowing if I am able to apply. I've yet to find a job since I've been let go, but I have applied to several places and went to an open interview at a store here in my town. I feel like I was unjustly let go and there was no reason for it.
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# karlene 2012-10-31 11:30
I got fired from my job today after working there for over 5 years, i got written up three times for being just four minute late there was a accident on the I95 south I was toldly suprise ...so does that mean i cant get unemployment
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# Anne S. 2012-11-02 20:41
My boss threated to fire me all the times. I wanted to walk out everytimes he said "IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, YOU CAN LEAVE"
but some of my co-workers told me not to because I could not receive unemployment benefits. Yesterday one of my customer asked to help him my boss saw it, he wasn't happy. He was yelling and told me what I did was wrong and i shouldn't waste my time. I asked him helping customer was wrong then what is right? Then comes "IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, CAN YOU LEAVE" I said you sign the paper I will leave I repeat a few times. He said he will after HR comes in. I waited for 30 mins. and he called me to his office and asked me if I insisted for the paper but his words was fired not laid off. Do I still get unemployment if I walked out?
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# LaurenF 2012-11-06 12:21
Can I get fired if I am not on the clock?
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# Vern2111 2012-11-16 21:47
I have been employed at wal-mart for over 3 years and the last time i was sick i got a doctors note stating that i was not able to come to work. One of the managers told me that they do not accept doctors notes and refused it. I was also put into a boot a few months ago by my doctor because of an ankle injury. One of the department managers and a supervisor told me that i was not allowed to wear the boot and was told to either take it off, or leave because the injury didnt happen at work and they wouldnt accommodate me. So i took off the boot and went back to work. I am still having problems with this injury to this day. If i quit, would i be able to use any of the said information to get unemployment?
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# Priscilla p 2012-12-06 00:33
I was called into the office anf told I was being terminated, wgen I asked why. They told me they were not at liberty to disclose why they were firing me. I had never been reprimended for my performanace or anything else and was late only once, never missed a day of work nothing. So I filed for unemployment and I just was wondering do I stand a chance of collecting or not?
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# marc 2012-12-14 22:04
My company is starting sending me out of town to work. There is no perdiem being offered and all added costs of travel and accommodations (including meals) are being required by those of us who are sent on the road. At the beginning those of us going thought thought it was OK because they were giving us overtime and that helped cover the costs of the hotels, meals and gas. Now we are being asked to travel on our dime for 40 hrs a week. I was not hired on for a traveling position. They are telling me that if I do not travel I will be fired due to turning down work and will be unable to receive unemployment. If I refuse and they fire me am I eligible for unemployment? I have never filed for unemployment but I am loosing money going on the road, plus time away from the family always sucks. Please fill me in on my options(if I have any) all input will be appreciated, I live in Indiana BTW.
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# Denjjam 2012-12-18 12:01
If i get fired for attendance do i. Have to sign any papers ???
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# Heater 2012-12-19 20:46
I have been employed 20-30 hours a week without a contract for 5 1/2 years. The business was sold to a corporation 1 year ago. I've continued to work without a contract. The company is now demanding that I sign a contract. In the contract, my base pay has been decreased, aside from the fact that I have refused for a variety of additional reasons. I asked them if they will fire me for not signing, they say "those are YOUR words, not ours".
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# chris 2013-01-22 17:13
Hello I have got fired last year in July for no reason at all. Well he didn't give me a reason. The last day I worked me and my manager was in the back room and i have already been in work for 4 hours so I asked if I could go on my coffee brake. He replied No! If you want a brake you can go the Fuck home. I felt very offended. I got vacation the week before that for the next week after my last day . I came back from vacation and called work to ask when I come back and my manager says. You don't you have been replaced. I replied so I'm fired he said you could put it that way. I have only worked there 3 months so am I eligible for unemployment?
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# latricia 2013-01-24 11:41
I was fired and i file and appeal and i wanted to how they make there decisions.
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# Jan 2013-01-27 12:56
I am currently off work having had a medical procedure done while on vacation leave. My specialist and family doctor both stated that I had a complete discharge and was ready to go back to work. However, the company doctor is disputing this decision based on reports they say they received but which the specialist says is not so. The company doctor and the specialist are to have a phone conference this week. If the company fires me, am I eligible for unemployment? the company's home office is in Wisconsin, but I live in Missouri.
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# Cassandra 2013-01-30 14:01
Ok I clean a hospital office at night and wen I got there one of the stalls had over flown and floors was flooded so I went and let the women in office to be careful if she goes before I get back with mop well I put a wet sign up and got the mop and cleaned it up floor was still wet but normal mop wet my boss calls me next morning telling me I'm fired cause I had told the lady about flood but I didn't call and tell him who would call about a toilette that got clogged up I fix and cleaned it up so can he fire me for that
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# Julie 2013-01-31 09:25
Hello i was terminated do to what my employer says is that i was treating patients rudly, I ask here if she would tell me what i did and she did not explain, I have always done my job well and i have turned my head at other things that were going on in my work enviorment, I had reacently starting looking for another job which i told this to another employee, do you think that this employee may have said something to the employer about me trying to find another job and possibly fired me because of this.
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# Sean 2013-01-31 17:18
I have cancer. I will soon be terminated from my job. Can I resign for health reasons and collect unemployment?
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# Kjmb 2013-02-07 00:36
I got fired for policy violation. Can I still receive unemployment?
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# tamer 2013-02-07 09:33
what if you work overseas and you want quit for not feel safe on your life. are you going get unemployment ?
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# casi 2013-02-07 22:04
I went into work everything was fine then at the end of my shift told me they longer required my services but when I asked why none would give me an answer, I went into work on time only called off when my dog was hit by a car. It's been a week and still no answer. I didn't work there for six months though what do I do?
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# Ms.B 2013-02-12 04:17
Okay so, I recently got fired from my job. About a week ago I was on my way home, stopped by the store to make a purchase and my debit card was declined. I went straight to the bank where they told me that my account was in the negative $7.00 due to a returned item. I never use checks only my card so I was freaking out thinking fraud. I asked them what the item was and they said it was my payroll check from my employer. I couldn't believe it, I was absolutely livid! So I went to my job to discuss this situation with the manager and find out my schedule for the week, that was wed. Feb 6,2013, our schedules go out every wednesday. The manager tells me first off, there is nothing she can do without proof the check was returned, second, I was off the schedule because I was not meeting my tip requirements. About a month ago they informed me that they were going to start taking us off the schedules if our tips we report did not make up the difference of the $7.25 we were suppose to be making from the $2.13 we were making an hr. The manager had been reporting our tips based off our sales so that they did not have to come out of pocket and pay the difference we were not making to equal the $7.25. Too many people were complaining about it so she stopped doing it and fired me for not making my tips. I worked there for if not 6 months than just about, what can I do about this and why did unemployment deny my claim?
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# mrs. v 2013-03-03 22:54
I worked at an office all by myself, no security, no security camera's and no bullet proof (ruff area) selling auto and home insurance. My boss paid some random man to come into my office and ask me for a fake proof of insurance, I declined him several times telling him it was illegal and I could not and would not do it, that's when he leaned over the counter and in a round about way demanded the proof, I panicked and gave him what he wanted. She fired me stating he was a "secret shopper" and that she paid him "big money" to "test" me. She also told me not to try to file for unemployment because she would fight me. What should I do?
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# Ang 2013-03-28 17:17
I am a server and got fired for 2 guest complaints. I asked to see the complaint but was just given an excuse. I have worked at this job for about 8 months and am an awesome employee. Boss told me that one was a week ago but could not give me any details. I am wondering if this should of been addressed instead of firing me because working in customer service some people come out to eat with the idea to complain. I could understand if He had spoken to me and then a week later recieved another one. But this was completely out of the blue. please help!!
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# antonio i 2013-04-11 19:18
I WAS WRITTEN UP 1/30/13 FOR BEING TARDY. THE WRITE UP SAID IMMEDIATE IMPROVEMENT, IN WHICH I WASN'T LATE ANY MORE. OK, ON 3/1/13 I TOLD MY BOSS AT 9:30 I NEEDED TO GO TO THE E.R. FOR AN AGONIZING TOOTH ACHE, HE SAID OKAY. MY SHIFT STARTS AT 8:00 P.M. I LEFT AT 10:57 P.M. THE NEXT DAY BACK TO WORK THEY FIRED ME, EVEN WITH A DOCTORS NOTE. THE WRITE UP SAID FIRED FOR TARDY/LEAVE UP, EVEN THOUGH I HADN'T BEEN LATE ANYMORE SINCE JANUARY.
CAN I STILL RECEIVE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
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# Luis 2013-04-21 14:20
My employer called me during my lunch break to harassed me and suspended . I told my manager that I am taking my 30 minutes break please I did not want to use this time to do this. She did not concerned and she proceeded and suspended me during this time. I spent most of my 30 minutes on the phone and speaker phone humiliating and suspended for not followed the rules. Is this action legal or illegal? I know that I hear cases that to proceed this type of action during their own time but during your break time. I am in Florida...thanks!
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# amandamarie 2013-05-13 12:49
I got fired because of what my asst. mgr. did. Then they tried to pin point the mgr. before me mistakes on me. I worked for the company for 3.6 years and never once had any problems. We got bought out by a different company and everything changed. They were firing all the old company and how stayed, they slowly were weeding them out. I had to leave for a family deal(I had to go) one night an hour before we closed and I asked my asst. manger if she could cover for me. So she came in and then call corp. on me and told them a bunch of b.s. and so the next day I came in at 8pm; they showed up at 11am and made me work till 3pm and fired me. I was working out to 68 hrs. a week and never could leave or take breaks during the day. This was going on for about 7 months for 8am-8pm m-f and 8am-7pm on sat. and I put my heart into this place and one person can kill it over night.
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# amy 2013-05-15 14:12
Can I get fired for accepting to take someones shift from 4 to close, then I got asked that same day by the manager to come in at 6 instead because business is slow he told me right as i was already driving, he knew i lived 45minutes away, and wasted gas. And I said "I can't, sorry" This was all on short notice and all through a text he said "Then I will consider this your resignation." " Please bring your key back and return your t-shirts and hat." And it was only my 4th week working.
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# richard696 2013-05-17 09:38
I got fired for sleeping on the job I worked third shift and they fired me for falling asleep 5 minutes before my shift ended. I didn't know if I could get unemployment so I looked it up and this website says I wasn't able so I didn't try. A month went by I was getting really broke so I just tried anyways and got approved but can't collect the money I didn't claim for that month I just want to thank this shitty website for that I wouldn't believe anything this site says.
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# Bill 2013-05-18 21:13
I got suspended for visiting a patient after work hours. I was concerned about her because she had been complaining and crying about her next door neighbor. After work I decided to check in on her and she invited me over. Well as I was the patient, this next door neighbor called, knocked and barged in on us 3 different times. I even showed my id badge to her and she just nodded and said oh ok and left. The next day I was interrogated by a part time sales person, my nurse manager and my office administrator. I was crucified from the beginning. It is now almost two months, no charges were ever filed, there was a written explanation on my part, and that was my due diligence. I have applied for unemployment and have been threatened by my old company with a lot of different threats. Need a little direction if you could. I just need a direction. Unemployment is dragging their feet in this as well. Thanks for anything that can give me something positive.

Bill
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# afi 2013-05-24 21:50
I get fire from my work for no reason. What can i do now??
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# Marie 2013-06-06 08:30
I put off surgery on my shoulder for a year so I was eligible for fmla. I finally had the surgery and was granted my fmla for 3 months. However my company said after 3 months if i am still on restriction they will terminate me but re-hire me when i have no restrictions. Will i be able to collect unemploment for this type of firing? ( I had shoulder surgery torn biceps repair, rotor cuff tear, labrum tear, and impingement syndrome repair. No lifting for 3 months, will be restricted on lifting for 6-12 months)
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# Kai 2013-06-13 23:18
I live in Michigan and I worked in a day care center for almost 3 years. I was fired last week because I was made a mistake I had no idea I even made. (I laid a baby in her stomach to go to sleep and that was the ultimate no-no) And my boss knew I wasn't properly trained when I came to the room. 2 hours before she fired me she said she would let it go because if me not being trained and she stated she wouldn't hold a grudge. But then she fired me anyways. Do I qualify for unemployment?
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# Danny 2013-07-05 22:10
I was fired from a large retail drug company after 26 years. I started this job right out of college, and it is the only job I have ever had. I was a multi-store manager that supervised close to a hundred associates. I was fired for gross misconduct for paying an associate for 8 hours that the company claims she did not work. This associate texted me and said to add 8 hours of vacation pay to her next check because she missed a day. I was entering the time and found she did not have 8 hours of vacation time left and paid her anyway. I was in clear violation of policy but acted out of kindness. After 26 years I was fired for 8 times $9.00, or $72.00. I have never even been written up once and have received outstanding reviews every year. I was even in what they call the top talent program for the highest achievers in the company. Can I possibly receive unemployment or have any legal recourse. I live in a right to work state. I am not a minority, am over 40, and was the highest paid manager by far in my district.
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# Cindy 2013-07-07 16:57
Can manager tell a customer that they're going to fire you before you know about it
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# lyn 2013-07-07 17:26
I was fired because somebody said I was talking about them but I don't rember went but there are always people talking about other people is that a good reson to fire somebody
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# hello 2013-07-16 14:38
Question? I work at a factory, and I have a friend there that got fired for sexual harassment. Do you think he will get unemployment?
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# darian 2013-07-20 04:42
I don't really know why I got fired I was there everyday on time always did what I was told..for a good two weeks i did have sexual intercourse with my boss is it illegal for him to have sex With me and then have his uncle fire me? I mean I get they are from another country..isreal to be exact but I still find this to be kida messed up and when he fired me he just and only told me that I was the problem..I ddidn't even understand him..and I don't know what t lo do..
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# Ann 2013-07-27 10:33
I was called in and given a drug screen that they said that I failed but I was able to prove that I had an RX but because I was on the medication for so long it gave a false positive. But then I was written up for poor job performance and put on probation. Just before my probation ended, I was called in and fired for being impaired at work. I was supposedly falling asleep at a meeting. If my boss was so concerned, why would he allow me to drive him places. My boss and no one from HR witnessed me falling asleep. Is this legal?
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# amusingfont 2013-07-28 22:23
Ironically the same thing happened to me. Only in my case, over the counter things i was taking for a chest cold showed up as something different on a urine screen. I myself didnt realize when taking certain medications they would show up as anything different. Even asking if I could write down what I had taken before the test in case they showed up. And was told no that wouldnt be necessary. After the test showed positive, I offered to give a blood sample or hair folicle test to prove to them I was not using on the job or outside of it for that matter. According to them the temperature was way below (and I do have the paperwork which states this) what my own body temperature is by almost 10 degrees. So folks be very careful as to what you take if you get random testing a job. I was not the only one who was suspended or fired for this.
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# Monica 2013-08-27 22:11
I was fired recently for having a short draw for a couple of weeks which I don't believe and I don't think it was right that I was fired because another woman was short for a couple months but they never fired her..whats up with that? I think it was set up so that she could stay and I get fired. And isn't there a document there suppose to get me to sign before I leave? Is there something wrong with this picture or is it me?
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# Cameron 2013-10-11 16:38
I was hired to work Monday -Thurs. No evenings and no weekends. I discussed this in detail prior to accepting the position. Recently, I was asked to take call every other day and every other weekend. I explained, that I was not able to do this , because I have a son with special needs. I have had to significantly decrease my hours over the last 4 years because of my son's needs. I did agree to work every other Friday and late on Monday and Wednesday, but not every other weekend. They asked me to resign, but I did not want to resign. I have an impeccable work record, but I was told I was making too much money.
I was fired because I could not work every other weekend because of my sons needs. Do I still qualify for unemployment? Thank you very much!
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