U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago Suburbs
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Unread 04-22-2009, 10:58 AM
 
2 posts, read 39,434 times
Reputation: 15
Default I was denied unemployment by my former employer, what are my chances of winning in an appeal?

I was recently fired from my employer. The reason given was that I had put "personal" as my reason for leaving my last job. I had been terminated without cause along with 2 other employees from the first employer, and was afraid of what to put on my application when applying after that. So I put personal. I was under the impression it was the employers job to ask why you left your last job, and due their due diligence in doing background checks as well.

I had worked for this employer since December of 2007, and 15 months later this is coming up. I was told this is not a reflection of my job performance (which in fact I had just won an award for being the top producer in Illinois for 2008 in the company), and when I asked why is this coming up now, I was only told "these things take time."

And even though I put personal on my applications, both the employee who referred me to this company, my direct manager, and the hiring regional manager all knew the story behind my last job. The regional of course says he never knew this, and the direct manager is no longer with the company.

I was under the impression you can only be denied for unemployment in Illinois for an employee who does something willfully wrong, is repeatedly warned of their misconduct, and does something to harm the employer in a negative way. Since I have never been warned, and obviously was doing my job quite well, I don't understand where they can justify denying unemployment without meeting all those requirements.

Can I appeal this, and what are my chances of recieveing a decision in my favor? ANY ADVICE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Unread 04-22-2009, 12:05 PM
Status: "want to be beach bound! lol" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
5,251 posts, read 8,757,789 times
Reputation: 2359
You can and should appeal. Details on the process should be included in your denial letter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-22-2009, 02:07 PM
 
19,747 posts, read 29,890,638 times
Reputation: 9149
Not sure if you are saying that the IDES has merely stated that your former employer has contested your claim, or if you were already notified that the IDES has scheduled a hearing. Different scenarios. One is outlined in a pamplet: http://www.ides.state.il.us/pdf/pubs/appeals.pdf

The other is most like a scenario in another precedent that IDES sets forth:
http://www.ides.state.il.us/info/pubs/misconduct.pdf

Misconduct/MC 140.25
DOCKET/DATE ABR-85-4754/11-26-85
AUTHORITY Section 602A of the Act


Good Luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-15-2010, 09:56 AM
 
1 posts, read 11,682 times
Reputation: 11
For unemployment help when your employer is trying to stop you from getting unemployment benefits in the western suburbs contact Fausett attorneys in Carol Stream, 630-221-0090.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-15-2010, 11:26 AM
 
7,947 posts, read 5,579,327 times
Reputation: 3445
Your former employer can contest it for any reason and your claim is stopped. You have to appeal to get your benefits. Perhaps a lot of ex-employees never do, especially in good times when you can find a job shortly. Unless you were fired for gross misconduct (e.g.stealing) you should appeal. Maybe hire a lawyer. I don't know if this belongs in this forum, but it is relevant with so many being out of work. Also, I would advise omitting the reason for leaving on your resume.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-15-2010, 03:33 PM
 
1,463 posts, read 3,768,214 times
Reputation: 825
Wow....they sat on that one...you must of irked someone or they needed to make cuts and you were a cheap alternative....yeah appeal and good luck...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 12-02-2010, 07:51 AM
 
1 posts, read 9,708 times
Reputation: 10
help need lawyer for unployment benfits lesnikjoe@yahoo.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $74,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago Suburbs
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:29 AM.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top