Q) I had two doc notes for being out. They stopped excepting doc notes for being excused from work and counted those days against me. They fired me. Can I collect unemployment?
A) Whether or not you can collect unemployment benefits after being fired depends on several factors, including the reason for your termination, the laws of your state, and the specific circumstances of your case.
If you were fired for misconduct or violating company policy, you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. However, if your termination was due to circumstances beyond your control, such as illness or injury, or if you were let go due to a reduction in force, you may be able to collect unemployment benefits.
Having two doctor’s notes for being out of work could be relevant to your case, as it may indicate that your absence was due to a medical condition. In many cases, medical issues can be considered “good cause” for missing work, which may make you eligible for unemployment benefits.
It’s important to note that the rules and regulations governing unemployment benefits vary from state to state, so you should consult your state’s labor department or an employment lawyer for specific guidance on your case. They can help you understand your options and whether you qualify for unemployment benefits.
To qualify for unemployment benefits you must have lost your job because of no fault of your own. You must have also worked the minimum amount of hours over a period of time required by your state. You must also be ready and available for work. You will not qualify for unemployment benefits if you are sick. You need to speak with a counselor at your local unemployment office to see if your situation qualifies for benefit claim. Each state has different rules regarding unemployment claims, so please call or visit your local unemployment office.