Unemployment Benefits

I told my boss on a monday i was unhappy with my work situation and was thinking about resigning.She told me that she wanted me to stay with the company I was a great worker,etc.On Wed I was told we've decided to accept your resignation!I told them I am not resigning you are firing me and filed for unemployment.Unemployment called and said your employer says you resigned what's your story.I told them my side,they called my employer for their side.My employer changes story says I was terminated for misconduct for not getting along with a co-worker! I was denied benefits. My question is how can my employer change the story? How can they not give me a termination notice.I have never been written up for not getting along with co-workers and have no idea what they are talking about.What are my rights? Thank you for any advice you can give that will help me win at my hearing.

1 answer  |  asked Apr 23, 2004 01:33 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

David M. Lira
Do Employers Lie?

Do employers lie? Sometimes they do. In your case, the employer told you that it wanted to deny you unemployment benefits. If it wants to achieve that aim badly enough, it might lie. There might be consequences for lying, but nothing prevents the lie.

If an employer manages to get unemployment benefits denied, you always have the option of appealing the initial decision. The Unemployment Compensation Board will arrange a hearing, and a judge will decide whether the employer is telling the truth about the misconduct.

Generally, employees stand a good chance of succeeding on unemployment compensation appeals.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Apr 23, 2004 08:23 AM [EST]

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