Q) I file my weekly certification every week & the employer I worked for has made it impossible for me to get unemployment by saying things about me that is not true. I worked at the place for 11 years & the way he fired me was by a phone call. He told me that he no longer needed my services & that he appreciated all the work I did for him. I worked other employees shifts that did not show up plus my shift as well. I also worked my shift & stayed until 11 pm on account someone either called in or didn’t show. This is not right. SO if i need to do a hearing how do I go about it?
A) If you have been laid off you do qualify for unemployment if you have met your state work hour requirements.
General Requirements for Unemployment Benefits
Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.
Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid.