In nj if you lose your appeal can you still try and claim benifits at a later time
I was terminated for misconduct in November. The reason was excessive Internet usage and texting. I had been written up for it in October. Internet usage was allowed and used by all employees everyday. It was used for personal and business purposes by all employees. To the point where finally they had to block Facebook because it was used so much that it became a problem. This company selectively enforced this policy only when they wanted to start the process of getting rid of you. This position was a sales Job and I was the lowest rank. (cold caller). I worked there 14 months. Had used the Internet the same way the whole time I was there. In October they skipped the verbal warning and wrote me up. It appeared at the time the company was struggling. They were firing people left and right. They were trying to build a file on me so they could fire me. It really feels like a salary dump. I was good enough to just barely keep my numbers at a point were they couldn't fire me for production but it was very very clear I was not going to be moved to the next step. I was paid a decent hourly rate for being a cold caller. I wasn't good enough to make the next step so I was not in the future plans for the company and made to much money for not advancing. I filed my claim and was declined due to misconduct. I received a letter from nj unemployment stating there was a 7 week gap before I could re apply and I could appeal. I did. My hearing is next week. My main concern is if I lose my appeal hearing can I still claim my benefits as per the letter or do I lose all benefits moving forward. I'm very concerned now they will decline me again and then I can't claim anything. Even though in NJ I pay into this fund with every check I have ever made. I have never claimed unemployment before. This is my first time. Please help me answer some of these questions.
Mind if I try to get you to focus on what's important for your appeal hearing?
Try to prove through your testimony and possibly a witness that the policy was not uniformly enforced by the company and forget the speculations as to why they fired you .. they are irrelevant.
As for the disqualification question.
Give me the exact language used on the determination .. including the disqualification.