New owners. Not hired back. Do I put old owners name?
I worked at a restaurant in Washington. It was owned by a big company.
New company bought the restaurant. I was not hired back at new company. When filling out my claim, do I put the name and number of the restaurant? Or the name and number of the old company, the one that technically laid me off? Frankly, I am concerned that, If I put the number at the restaurant, one of the, rather unprofessional, managers there might claim that I was fired or quit or God knows what. I was, however, technically, laid off by the old company, so I would prefer to put the name of the big company. Problem with that method is that I don’t have a phone number for the larger company. Perhaps I could find a number for their offices, but I’m not sure if that is good enough for the unemployment application. Any help/thoughts? Thanks
I don’t see that you should need help .. because you were “technically laid off”.
If you were laid off by your old company and was never offered a job and never worked for the new company as an employee.. and even if you gave them the restaurants number .. you would in fact be giving the state the wrong number for your last employer.
It’s not like they,( meaning the state UI dept.) can’t figure it out anyway .. even if you give them the wrong number.
Really, don’t you have a termination letter from your last employer stating laid off as the reason for termination to fax when it comes time for an adjudication you fear the old manager might be able to cause?
Laid Off, is not the same as a quit or a discharge, as laid off can mean only one thing. A LACK of WORK.
Worrying about what a manager now working for a company you never worked for is like buying trouble in my view ..
Unless, you’re trying to pull the wool over my eyes .. and really did quit by refusing work offered by the new company .. or got canned prior to or after the layoff.
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