Termination upheld at Skelly

I am a public employee working with union benefits. I have been served with a notice of proposed termination. Before i asked for a Skelly meeting i was offered a chance to resign and my employer would clear my record and not fight unemployment. I was told by my employer if i had a Skelly and the termination was upheld they would not clear my record and would fight my unemployment. I decided to ask for a Skelly meeting. The termination was upheld and now they are offering a resignation again. Are they trying to keep me from appealing the decision or are they just being nice?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 16, 2012 8:44 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Marilynn Mika Spencer
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It's impossible to know how to answer your question without having any of the facts. You are in a much better place to know how likely you are to win an appeal. Did the employer have good reason to fire you? Did the union file a grievance? If so, what is the status? How long had you worked there? Why were you fired?

It's probably better to have a resignation on your resume than being fired. But these days, most people don't quit their job until something else is lined up, especially if they worked at the same place for a long time. It might be better to have an agreed-upon reason for the resignation, rather than a voluntary resignation. Maybe there were family issues that needed immediate attention, or you decided to go to school, or some other reason. I'm not suggesting that you lie, but you can certainly shine the best possible light on what happened.

posted by Marilynn Mika Spencer  |  Mar 17, 2012 12:22 AM [EST]

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