Florida, denied unemployment because i quit a temporary agency
(Delray Beach, Florida, USA)
I was with a temp agency and decided that as work was not as forthcoming due to the economy, that I would accept a part time position with a law firm 20hrs per week at a rate lower than the rate i was getting with the agency because i wanted regular income and the pay was the same as being on unemployment. I had to pay $6 per day gas and toll and it took 45 mins each way to get to work. I just wanted to not be on unemployment. The law firm changed the hrs from 10:30 to 9:30 start until 3:30. I was hired as a transcriptionist and was doing other work besides that. I also was not given any breaks at all, expected to work 6 hrs without a break, unless i took one and it was not paid for. I also got reprimanded for having a snack at my desk, never left my desk all day, except to go to the bathroom. Then the office manager asked me what i was doing all day, (she had been checking the computer to see what i had inputted). Then she said if I didn’t do more work, i could be fired. That this was just a trial job. The temp agency has denied my claim.
You are talking about two separate employments here.
The temp agency did not deny your unemployment, but the state did.
I’m assuming you were fired from the law office job and tried to reopen your claim and have been denied because the temp agency is now claiming you quit your job versus a lack of work.
Please help me out and let me know precisely what the determination says. It would also be helpful to know how long you worked for the law firm, and if you continued to make yourself available for work from the temp agency the other 20 hours a week.
Did you notify the temp agency of your new hours of availability for work and did you refuse any assignments offered for these hours?
When did your current benefit year begin?
I would really like to help you figure out what is going on, but there just isn’t enough detail here. When a person works for a temp agency .. it confuses things .. even for me.
Because of the very nature of the employment being temporary, temp agencies aggressively fight unemployment. This does not mean you can’t fight back and win .. it just means you need to consider more factors.
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