Hello, I really hope you can help me. I’ve been online looking for an answer to this, but I haven’t found anything. I have been approved for unemployment already here in the state of Texas and I started a job on Monday through a temporary agency but I called in sick Tuesday and Wednesday and the temporary agency let me go because of attendance issues. I was sick and I just couldn’t make it in. I was at the job they placed me at for only 1 day. My concern is that when I call in to request payment that they will ask for the name of the place and phone number and will call them and do an investigation. All they ask for when you request payment is the hours and the gross pay amount before taxes. My concern is that they will do this investigation and take away my remaining benefits. What are the chances of them contacting this temporary agency and asking for information when it’s only for 1 day? Also, can I still get the benefits that I have remaining even though I was let go for attendance issues? If you could please help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.
I think the chances are very good they will contact the temp agency.
Whether you will be allowed to keep getting benefits depends on why you were fired.
Attendance issue are not always disqualifying .. especially if you were fired for being sick.
Hopefully you have some kind of handbook from the temp agency which explains their attendance policy. Usually, an employer must follow a progressive discipline and at least warn you that your job is in jeopardy.
I suspect this temp agency is just acting in a smart way .. they have a tough time with unemployment claims and if you called in sick two days after only working one .. they just cut their losses instead of letting you work more for them and earning more wages they could one day have to pay unemployment benefits on.
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