Got severance, denied unemployment. Can I win?

I am being denied unemployment because the company has stated that I was discharged, but I was told I was laid off.

-I worked for a subsidiary company in with 65 employees with a much larger parent company that handled the HR and benefits.

-I was given a letter stating that my position was being eliminated and therefore my employment was terminated, along with some others. I was also given severance in accordance with the parent company's policy, which specifically states that you are only entitled to severance if your position was eliminated or there was a reduction in the workforce.

What are my chances of getting my unemployment benefits?

1 answer  |  asked Aug 4, 2003 3:43 PM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

Answers (1)

Reagan Weaver

Sounds to me like you have documentation to show that you left work because the employer eliminated your position. That is a classic type of case where you should be able to receive unemployment. You should certainly appeal and ask for a hearing. I am not able to represent you at this time, but I might be able to recommend someone if you would like assistance from a lawyer.

posted by Reagan Weaver  |  Aug 6, 2003 08:31 AM [EST]

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