Q) ive been suspended for 14 days from my job for failing a semester grade in my apprenticeship training program that i am required to participate in by my union. i have an open UI claim right now can i collect benefits for these 14 days of suspension?
A) If you are suspended without pay, this creates a “work separation” issue and is typically grounds to file for unemployment benefits1. However, if your suspension resulted from misconduct or violation of a company policy, you do not qualify for unemployment benefits1. Misconduct is considered behavior that willfully disregards the interests of your employer1. If the unemployment department finds that your actions caused the suspension, it will deny your unemployment claim1.
You may be eligible for unemployment benefits during a suspension depending on why you were suspended. You must also meet specific requirements for wages earned while employed and length of time worked to qualify for benefits1. If the suspension was your fault, the unemployment department will most likely deny benefits.
Whether or not you can collect unemployment insurance benefits for a 14-day suspension from your job due to a failed grade in your apprenticeship training program will depend on the specific laws and regulations in your state.
In general, to be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, you must meet certain requirements, such as being out of work through no fault of your own and actively seeking new employment. If you are suspended from your job for a certain period of time, you may still be considered employed by your employer during that time, and therefore not eligible for unemployment benefits.
However, there may be certain circumstances under which you could be eligible for unemployment benefits during a suspension. For example, if your suspension is unpaid and you meet the other eligibility criteria, you may be able to receive benefits. Additionally, if your union contract or state law provides for unemployment benefits during a suspension, you may be able to collect benefits.
I would recommend that you contact your state’s unemployment insurance agency to determine whether you are eligible to receive benefits during your suspension. They will be able to provide you with information on the specific requirements and regulations in your state.