fired from a hospital for having two pieces of company letterhead at my house, and denied ui
I was fired from my job of 3 1/2 years for in their words, violated a hospital policy. My 20 year old daughter was receiving food stamps while living with me because in ct anyone under 22 can not get them on their own while living with a parent. The dss office called my job to verify my hours, which my daughter mis reported, and HR called me into the office questioning me about a hospital letterhead that the dss had with my hours on it. I told themI had no such knowledge of any of this. They suspended me for two days, and then called me to ask some more questions. They asked me how she got the letterhead and I told them I have 2 pieces at my house, because I have letters of reccomendation from the doctors for future employment when I move out of state. They said that was violating their policy and I was fired. I emailed the HR woman asking her to give me in legal terms why I was fired and she said for violating a hospital policy. Now UI denied my benefits saying I commited willful misconduct. I have appealed the decision and am waiting for my hearing. I have no witness because my daughter is now in the navy and can not come. I never thought having two pieces of paper in my house was breaking any rule. My coworkers take home everything. I don't think its fair, and I'm worried I will loose my hearing without any witnesses I know the hospital will have their attorney come. What should I do, and how can I prepare myself when I have nothing but the email from HR and the letters of recommendations.