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Denied unemployment cause I stated I was in jail in GA

by toni
(atlanta, ga)

I was in jail for 30 days, unfortnatly when I was released I was fired in georgia. My employer knew I had a pended case I stated on my application when hired. My manager mailed me a separation notice (DOL 800) for attendance. I took to the unemployment office and I told the unemployment agency I was in jail. They denied my claim for being in jail. I called my job and they state they haven't received any paper work from the unemployment office and they didn't dispute. and that I was let go for attendance technical...not that I was in jail. I don't have anything in my file for attendance warnings or written ups.

My question I'm filing an appeal stating that My employer knew about this charge when I was hired and they are not disputing. I used vacations days, but I didn't have enough vacations for the last week. Do I have a chance on my appeal.




Slim to none .. I'd say.

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Nov 03, 2012
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i won
by: Anonymous

I won my appeal




Did the employer attend the hearing?

Nov 04, 2012
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i won
by: Anonymous

No they didn't. Doubt very seriously they going to appeal the decision.


If you'd care to share the hearing decision explaining why the hearing officer concluded the initial determination should be reversed, it might be helpful to other's in the same situation ..

Feb 15, 2014
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up the creek
by: Anonymous

Whether the company knew you had a pending case or not is not relevant. They may not have known you'd be in jail for 30 days.

You're basically screwed. The company can state job abandonment, three days of no call/no show, or as you mentioned, attendance violations.




That was my thought, but did you notice the person who wrote this "story" actually won their appeal hearing?

That only left me with questions as to why the employer didn't attend the hearing (did they request the hearing be postponed for good cause?

And more importantly, whether the Georgia hearing officer who reversed and allowed benefits actually heard a story similar to the one I was told.

Chris

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