How can I win an appeal when I was fired and my claim was denied because employer said I quit?
(Cedar Rapids, IA)
The owner of my former employer has mostly family and "good buddies" from years gone by as employees (approximately 17).
The owner lured me away from gainful employment by leading me to believe that there was a position created with me in mind and promising status in the company and high compensation.
The owner conducted lewd, overtly sexual presentations in sales meetings and also in private, directed at me, and verbally abused me.
However, I was willing to put up with it as long as possible to keep an income for my family. Two weeks and Two days into the position, the owner said, You're not worth what I am paying you. You were hired only on a temporary, trial basis. I only hire on a temporary, trial basis so that I don't have to pay unemployment. If you can't come back a different person than I am looking at, then don?t come back. Don't come back.
Write down your final hours and leave them on your desk.?
I only wrote down one week not two. I emailed the corrected hours to three different people within the company and called later to ask if one who received the corrected email version of my hours would take the misinformation from my desk and replace it with the corrected email version. I also asked this person if the owner or someone else would call me if there had been a change and my position was still active. I received no call.
I believe my claim was originally, automatically approved and the owner contested the claim. During the phone interview, the owner said I quit and was not fired.
I have now been denied benefits and have filed for an appeal. I have also formally requested to speak with an EEOC representative.
Here's a link with resources that might help you figure that out. Won't your emails that you sent to the employer be of good documentary use to show that you were fired?Iowa Unemployment appeal information.