Boss said I quit, I say I was fired..all over a text message.
Someone else sent a text in the 3rd person from my phone that said "Susan quits as of now" to my boss. This was late on a Friday night. The next morning I realized what happened. I sent a text saying I did NOT send the text. I had planned on being at work Monday morning but got a text asking for a meeting at start time at a local coffee shop. When I showed up I was told my network access was revoked and was asked for the keys to the office back. My boss has known me for many years and has all my contact info. I think she used this as an excuse to let me go due to a decline in business. I filed for unemployment, she filed an appeal. I was granted unemployment. Based on the determination she filled another appeal. There will be a hearing for this appeal. She claims I quit. I did not quit! There is only the boss and I in the office.
What kind of proof can I provide? It is a she said, she said situation! This is the state of KY.
No it's not, a she said/she said, or at least it shouldn't be a she said/she said situation.
Did you not save both the text messages sent from your phone?
Do you not know who sent the text message from your phone late on a Friday night? Will they not testify on your behalf that they are a stupid idiot to have done such a thing?
Did you not again explain at this "meeting", the text message you sent to your employer early Saturday morning claiming you did not send the previous message?
Come on, help me out here. Tell me what the determination allowing benefits states as the reason for separation .. quit or fired? Is the story you have given me the same as the one you gave the unemployment department?
What does your former employer's appeal letter say?
When there is disparity and/or confusion as to exactly who is the moving party .. it is the hearing officer job to determine who did what last.
And then they can move on to whether the actions of the moving party were reasonable under the circumstances be it a quit or a discharge.