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can my employer fire me for filing unemployment?

by tina

I'm off all summer and my employer said we can not file for unemployment or we will be fired. is there any laws on this in the state of ohio?


Firing someone for filing a legitimate unemployment claim is something I suppose the employer can do if they want to .. but if would be without good cause .. because if you are experiencing a "lack of work" this summer .. you have a right to file a claim for benefits.

But please understand that I think any employer who would tell their employees something like this is not to be trusted in any way shape or form.

So I ask you .. do you have something to prove to the unemployment dept. that you have not been fired and are just temporarily out of work due to a "lack of work"?

I ask because I look forward into the future and imagine an employer willing to lie through their teeth when they respond to the "notice of claim filed".

My advice is to cover your unemployed butt from the potential of what may come from the employer.

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Jun 23, 2017
Employer is mad about me getting unemployment after they reduced my hours
by: Anonymous

My employer reduced my hours and hired more people. I filed partial unemployment and they are irate about it. I'm pretty sure they will end up firing me soon. I live in MD. Are there any laws that protect employees from having this happen to them? Is it even legal to fire someone because of that?


I don't know of any employee right law that says it's illegal to fire someone because they filed for partial unemployment benefits, but then again, that would not be the reason they tell the DLLR they fired you either.

So .. watch yourself .. and know if they do fire you, no matter what reason they tell the unemployment department you were fired for, it would be the employer who must then prove it was for misconduct.

Which is a good thing .. rather than you being assigned the burden to prove good cause for voluntarily quitting .. which employers often try to force people into when the employee quits impulsively and without any proof of good cause.

Irate .. too bad. It's just how unemployment benefits can work if someone working full-time becomes partially unemployed through no fault of their own and begins making so little, a states partial unemployment formula kicks in and results in some sort of reduced unemployment benefit plus their new part-time wage that equal just a little bit more than what a weekly benefit would be if they become totally unemployed .. through no fault of their own!


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