Wrongful Termination?

My mother, who worked as a housekeeper for HealthCare Services, recently got terminated for not signing a contract with her employer. My mother, who only has an 8th grade education asked her employer to give a couple of days to understand what she was signing. All 8 employees working in her section asked for the same. Two days later, she signed the paperwork. She was the 2nd person to sign the paperwork, out of the 8 employees. All others signed later. My mother and another employee got terminated a few days days for refusal to sign, while the remaining 6 were unaffected.

She got denied unemployement benefits and is barely surviving. Does she have any legal protection? Anyway to get her unemployment benefits while she looks for another job?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 4, 2004 2:38 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

George Allen
No Misconduct

Under the facts you describe, there is no way your mother should have been denied unemployment insurance benefits. If the time to do so has not already expired, she should be sure to file an appeal with UIAB (check the paperwork she received denying her UI benefits).

posted by George Allen  |  Oct 4, 2004 3:20 PM [EST]

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