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 I was fired from my job, but the reason the employer gave me I did not do. Can I file unemployment?

Q) I was fired from my job, but the reason the employer gave me I did not do. Can I file unemployment?

A) State law determines whether a fired employee can collect unemployment. Generally speaking, an employee who is fired for serious misconduct is ineligible for benefits, either entirely or for a certain period of time (often called a “disqualification period”). But the definition of misconduct varies from state to state.

To collect unemployment benefits, you must be out of work through no fault of your own.

An employee who is fired for being a poor fit for the job, lacking the necessary skills for the position, or failing to perform up to expected standards will likely be able to collect unemployment. But an employee who acts intentionally or recklessly against the employer’s interests will likely be ineligible for unemployment benefits. http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/unemployment-benefits-when-fired-32449.html

 


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  1. I’ve been trying to file unemployment for a week now… I am a waitress in Dallas and for some reason I can’t file online because my Social Security does not match my user name or pin number… That’s all I need is those two things… Do I need to come to this office to file… Because the number provided I’ve been calling for a week now And can’t get that either…

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