Do I have a chance to win my appeal?
(PA Unemployment Appeal)
I was let go from my social worker job in Feb. 2012. I began working for this organization in 8/09. The major factor which attributed to me being fired, was that in November 2011, I had submitted a court document with typos and wrong names. I admit, i did not proof read this document as well as i should have. The paralegal read the document and found the errors and reported it to my supervisor. Obviously, i had to fix the error, but ultimately i was written up for this incident. It was then decided that i had to email everything i wrote to my supervisor for her to check before a document could either be mail out or put in the file. Prior to this, I had received a verbal warning in June 2011 about my proofreading and writing skills.
After this i did was i was told to do. I emailed all documents to my supervisor. Sometimes she would find errors (grammatical,spelling, etc) and told me what to correct. and other times, the document was perfect. When i was fired in February this incident was brought up as a reason for firing and that ultimately my writing and proofreading was not getting better. granted like i said, i had made some other mistakes, but no other document had been sent out with a mistake on it. additionally to this, when i was fired i was told i was not a good fit for the position and did not have the right experience for the job and that my strengths can be utilized elsewhere.
I immediately applied for UC benefits and after two months of getting an initial response i was denied on the basis of willful misconduct. i have been reading alot of definitions of willful misconduct and i truly believe my mistakes do not account for willful misconduct. i have sough out legal representation and my lawyer believes i have a good case. I am just concerned since i was warning about this issue and my mistakes continued. anyone think i can win?
Response for: Do I have a chance to win my appeal?
I do think you have a chance of winning .. because you said you'll be represented.
I would say your attorney is planning on driving home that your discharge was caused by mere inability
and nothing that should be considered intentional misconduct, such as performing your job in a negligent or careless manner or with any willfulness resembling a blatant disregard of your employer's interests.