I was dismissed from work due to lack of work and then denied unemployment

Recently I was let go from my job due to a lack of work. At least that was what I was told by the boss. When I tried to get unemployment benefits, the boss manufactured a story that I was dismissed for cause. Others in the office were aware of the lack of work and the reasons why I was let go. Aside from the obvious integrity and honesty issues by my boss, I was wondering what my options might be.

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2 answers  |  asked Sep 21, 2010 1:37 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (2)

Neil Rubin
1) IMMEDIATELY file a Notice of Request for Reconsideration with the ODJFS.

2) ASAP hire an experienced attorney to investigate and prepare the additional information that the ODJFS requires for review and Reconsideration. The ODJFS will most likely deny the Reconsideration but you must go through this step to get to a second-level appeal.

3) If Reconsideration is denied, have your attorney file an appeal with the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission. Your attorney will then prepare for the hearing and perhaps get the imitial decision reversed by calling witnesses who know the real story.

Good luck.

posted by Neil Rubin  |  Sep 21, 2010 6:36 PM [EST]
Bruce Elfvin
First, apply and if you are denied benefits due to the boss lying or fabricating a story, appeal and get any documents you have to help. If you have a hearing with ODJFS you can request that the ODJFS subpoena someone that knows the real story.

Be consistent, you can hire counsel if you chose, you can select one at: www.oelasmart.net/directory

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Sep 21, 2010 2:53 PM [EST]

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