DENIED UNEMPLOYMENT APPEAL
( BOSTON, MA)
I WAS FIRED FROM MY JOB. I WAS AN ELECTED UNION OFFICIAL AND WAS A TARGET TO BE FIRED DUE TO MY ABILITY TO SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENT AND WIN GRIEVANCES OF MY FELLOW EMPLOYEES.
THE REASON GIVEN ON THE DENIAL OF MY APPEAL WAS NOT BECAUSE MISCONDUCT OR ABUSE OF TARDY/ABSENTEE RULES, IT WAS BECAUSE MY ARGUMENT WASN'T AS PERSUASIVE AS THE EMPLOYER.
I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY INCOME SINCE OCTOBER AND NOW HAVE LOST ALMOST ALL MY BELONGINGS AND SLEEP ON FRIENDS COUCHES WHILE I TRY TO GET ANOTHER JOB.
HOW CAN I COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT AFTER THIS APPEAL HAS BEEN DENIED? ESPECIALLY SINCE THE EMPLOYER DID NOT PROVE MISCONDUCT AND DUA AGREED. THE MEDIATOR DENIED ME BECAUSE I DIDN'T APPEAR CREDIBLE OR PERSUASIVE ENOUGH.
In the usual way one gets a reversal.
Appeal to a board of review. The appeal should include a written brief which raises the hearing officer's errors based on the record at the hearing .. which of course .. I have no clue about.
I always suggest anyone considering taking on an appeal to a board of review .. get the help of a professional .. i.e. lawyer or at least someone who knows what might be valid points to raise on appeal .. because if you can't win a lower level unemployment appeal by yourself .. you most like don't have what it takes to write a sufficient appeal for reversal .. or even a remand for a new lower level hearing .. or just an order for the record to be more fully developed.