do i have a opportunity to win my unemployment case?

i quit my job and they denied my unemployment benefits.
i have a hearing soon and i want to be prepare,this job
was very stressful,they want me to work sunday they
change my position without telling me.i had 13 years working and i need my benefits alsothey own me one week vacation.

thankyou

1 answer  |  asked Oct 29, 2010 08:27 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

Patricia Pastor
The Department of Labor determines whether you are eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. In general, your loss of employment must be due to no fault of yours and you must be actively seeking work in order to be eligible.

You will likely be deemed ineligible for Unemployment benefits if you voluntarily quit your position or have been terminated due to a policy violation (e.g., absenteeism or misconduct).

Involuntariy loss of employment includes any layoff due to lack of work, the employer's decision to downsize or restructure, or termination due to your alleged failure to meet the job qualifications or performance standards of your employer. In these circumstances, you will be deemed eligible for benefits.

If you believe you were forced to resign due to your employer's restrucuring or other reason, an attorney may be able to help you obtain benefits.

posted by Patricia Pastor  |  Oct 29, 2010 09:37 AM [EST]

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