getting into minor accident while driving company truck
Resident of MA – trucking company recently fired from was in NH on border. I am a professional truck driver of 17 years. Was laid off in February from CLASS A trucking company in MA that I was employed with for over 9 years. Applied for unemployment benefits and drew one check from the state before starting a new job I felt fortunate to find in this economy. Worked like a dog without any issues for 9 1/2 weeks and was in a minor accident while backing out of tight quarters – hit a parked vehicle. Minor damage. Was fired for this in a most unprofessional way – end of story. I called Unemployment and asked if I could be put back on unemployment under my original Feb claim – need to wait 6 weeks for answer… Asked owner to lay me off but would not- I am 55 year old man – wife, family mortgage…
And you are also very economical with words:)
First, you need to wait for Mass to issue the determination.
I seriously doubt that Massachusetts of all states will find a one time accident was misconduct .. unless you failed to report it to the employer as they require by rule or policy. If by chance they do deny you .. appeal.
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