Kansas

by Jack

Kansas is an at will state to hire and fire but there was a conflict within the first week. Within three days of being hired I had false accusations against me that "I offended some people by comments and refused to do my job". These false accusations came from some other employees and it was a my word against your word situation.


I filed a grievance with the company because I whole heartily disagree and refute these claims. No verbal warning was given, no written warning, I wasn't given the full list of things I supposedly said, and it was only in the first 3 days of employment. Before being hired to this company I was laid off from my former employer and had no history of offensive comments nor did I ever refuse to do my job. I feel it was a misperception or miscommunication.

I would happily worked. If I was told of something I did wrong I would of happily accepted the criticism and adjusted.

Would I be able to file for unemployment from unjust termination without any prior warning nor being allowed to know and defend myself?


Yes Jack,

It may be just a matter of reopening your previous claim depending on when you were laid off from your previous job.

Additionally, it sounds like you may have been fired after you filed a grievance. Even though Kansas is an at will employment state. (They all are you know). If an employer fires someone after they make a complaint.. the employer opens their self up to being perceived as acting in a retaliatory way.

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Jun 25, 2009
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by: Jack

I filed for unemployment and got approved because the original employer I claimed laid me off. On the other hand I will not claim benefits for the week I worked. Got approved.

What's your perspective on this?


I'm not clear as to what you mean?

Are you saying you started work again the week you were approved for benefits.?

Apr 06, 2009
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Kansas unemployment question.
by: Jack

The previous job I was laid off about 1 month before I got the job where i was fired in the first week.


Tell you what Jack, if you didn't open a claim when you were laid off .. do so now. It will be the last job that decides whether you'll get unemployment or will continue to collect it.

You'll need to tell the state all about the last job, but (I'm not swearing to this) I do not think you'll have much trouble as far as being denied .. if you're truthful.

I think you'll get unemployment as long as everything else checks out .. such as qualifying wages, etc.

Please let us know how it goes.

Apr 06, 2009
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Grievance
by: Jack

No I was not fired after the grievance. I had false claims that I offended someone which I highly dispute. Since I was giving no verbal, written, nor final notice they brought me to office and fired me.

NO thorough investigation was completed. It was a your word my word situation. I feel it was unjust because it was based on lies. Would there be a chance to collect unemployment?

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