Even if you were not initially denied unemployment benefits, you may still need to learn how to win an unemployment appeal if your employer disagrees with the initial determination of benefits.
You may need to learn more than just how, but what makes it possible for you to win.
This website is here to encourage you to set aside how you feel about the circumstances that led to the end of your job and begin to look for an objective focus in unemployment insurance laws that will help you prove you lost your job through no fault of your own.
And if the answer is yes, how will you prove it?
A tribunal appeal hearing results when an appeal letter is filed because an interested party to a claim department determination .. disagrees.
The legal issues can prevent, or stop a person's benefits and here are just a few issues
However, when questions are asked about the above issues by claimants, they tend not to understand these are also the reasons for denials of unemployment that can be argued only at tribunal unemployment appeal hearings.
I live in a state known for it's world class ski slopes. I spent the winter of my sophomore year of high school trying to learn how to get down steep snowy mountains, but all I got out of that winter was bruised palms.
Now that I'm almost sixty years old and have a little more life experience with what practice, practice, practice can do, I wish I'd gone again when I was junior.
But, when my employer appealed that I received benefits for voluntarily quitting with good cause .. I didn't represent myself although I had enough practice from thousand of appeals to know a stinker from a viable one.
I also knew precisely what I had done as an employee and what the employer had failed to do after my reasonable requests.
This begs the questions, why didn't I take the reins and steer my own hearing as a pro se litigant?
I had no experience steering the boat at a hearing, except I did read tons of hearing decisions and could see many other employees shared a problem with me,
Nervous emotions can bring to a point of being just shy of speechless
In addition to the nerve factor, unemployment appeals hearings are made more winnable when know what employers know.
All about the palpable advantage created when knowledge of how something works is applied to preparing for the conflict while an employment relationship is still in existence.
Document, document, document the truth as an employee, so you can prove what you say is a fact at an unemployment hearing and not fall prey to bias .. or the standard used there.
A preponderance of evidence is not beyond a shadow of a doubt and relies on giving wide discretion to the hearing officer to determine who is more credible.
However, Unemployment appeals are the right of any interested party to a determination believing the claims department issued an erroneous determination of benefits.
Appealing on principle sounds good to me, but you ought to at least consider following up on principle with with a well focused argument made by a professional unemployment representative when you can afford it .. and when you can't afford to not get unemployment benefits.
For simplicity sake, there is just one appeal you should be concerned about winning.
The unemployment laws are essential to at least take a look at, but for non-lawyer employees fighting for weekly benefits, there's nothing like resources to help with the heavy lifting of finding a better focus in law and the development of a valid argument
Case law, or precedent decisions are that which interpret what is meant and intended by laws when they were written by legislatures.