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Dear Mel,

I have worked in the same industry for over 15 years. I have worked for my current employer for 2 years. Recently, we were given goals at the beginning of the year. Since my industry is in the financal areana, sales are down. Recently, my manager came to me and gave me a final warning for production as it relates to goals. I was given sixty days to improve upon this. I am a w-2 employee and salaried. Am I eligible for unemployment if I am involuntary terminated? Thanks!

1 answer  |  asked Jun 30, 2009 2:07 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
You will probably be eligible for benefits

You are entitled to unemployment compensation benefits if you are separated from your job, unless the reason for your separation is "disqualifying." A voluntary quit or a separation for cause are two disqualifying reasons.

Failing to meet an employer's sales or production goals in a declining economy is probably not a disqualifying reason, unless your employer can show that the goal was achievable but you no longer put in the effort to achieve it. Given your circumstances, it does not sound as though your employer would be able to prove that.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Jul 1, 2009 12:10 PM [EST]

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