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Denied unemployment after being threatened at work?

by John
(New Jersey)

Hi I am from new jersey and I was threatened by a coworker at work and outside of work. After this happened at work I went to my supervisor and notified her about what happened. Nothing that I'm aware of was said, and whether she documented it as well I have no clue. However a few months after that I was threatened again by the same guy however it was over the phone. After that time I called in to my job and left a message on the voicemail and told them he threatened me and I didn't feel safe so I wouldn't be coming in and for them to call me so we could talk about it because I no longer felt safe (this guy is also a convicted felon and I never received a notification I'd be working with a felon like I heard most businesses are instructed to do), I never received a call so I filed for unemployment. They denied me and said they found my claim not to be credible. I want to file an appeal for this and was wondering if you'd be able to help me out.

Do you have any proof at all .. besides what you "say"? Witnesses? Written communications to the employer? .. anything?

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Dec 30, 2010
by: Anonymous

you have to be fired! you get nothing! As a
manager myself, it is your responsibility to show
up and discuss it or whatever. You didnt and you lose. Sorry!

Jun 10, 2010
by: John

I have two people who heard him threaten me over the phone. I do not know whether or not the supervisor documented it or not. When I contacted the employer it was left on a voicemail.

Witnesses are a good thing.

But if you really want to know what if I think I can help YOU, that's what a fifteen minute consultation is for .. an evaluation.

So, why don't you send in the appeal letter and if you want, talk to me about how you might convince the state that you didn't "job abandon", but had good cause to quit.

Let's find out why .. if you were concerned with maintaining the employment, you never called the employer back to actually speak to the employer .. vs. trusting a voicemail to do the trick.

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