Q) If a person was terminated because he was going to be off again for medical reasons can he draw unemployment
A) Whether or not a person can draw unemployment benefits if they were terminated because they were going to be off again for medical reasons depends on the specific circumstances of the case. In general, however, if an employee is terminated for a reason that is considered to be beyond their control, such as a medical condition, they may be eligible for unemployment benefits.
There are a few things that an employee can do to increase their chances of being approved for unemployment benefits if they are terminated for medical reasons. First, they should make sure that they have a doctor’s note that verifies that they are unable to work due to their medical condition. Second, they should file for unemployment benefits as soon as possible after being terminated. Third, they should be prepared to provide documentation to the unemployment office that supports their claim.
If an employee is denied unemployment benefits, they may be able to appeal the decision. They should contact their state’s unemployment office for more information on how to appeal a denial.
Here are some additional resources that may be helpful:
- The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) website has information about unemployment benefits.
- The National Employment Law Project (NELP) website has information about unemployment benefits and other employment law issues.
- The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) website has information about unemployment benefits in each state.
You may want to look at applying for temporary disability if your sick and unable to work. As The general requirement for unemployment insurance benefits are:
Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim.
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.