Q) I have been working for at my establishment for 5 years i was recently suspended for a week because i accidentally closed out a check wrong. I was out of work for more than a week obviously w/o pay. I am a single mother. When i finally received my schedule for work my hours were decreased dramatically. What can i do about it if there is anything i can do. I feel like i wasn’t treated right.
A) If you feel you have been treated unfairly in getting a reduction of earnings you have a right to file for unemployment benefits for your reduced hours. Visit your state unemployment office or state unemployment website and apply for benefits. Your state sets guidelines that determine whether you will be eligible for unemployment benefits, and how much compensation you can receive for lost wages. Your state guidelines also determine how many weeks of benefits you can receive.