Potential Witness Says I must ask employer if I can use her as a witness
At the end of december I ended up not being able o come back into work because my spouse and I got into a fight where he tried to attack me. Luckily, his friend showed up out of nowhere and held him back and was there watching him while I packed my stuff and my daughters stuff for us to leave that night and move 3 hours away to my moms house.
this happened on my day off. I called the next day and told my boss I couldn't come back b/c something happened w/my husband which caused me and my child to move to the new city and I couldn't come back. I then asked her if a transfer would be possible and she said I had to ask our store managers.
Anyway, they didn't want to work with me and ignored me. so I filed unemployment, was denied and now i have an appeals hearing where i need to prove i didn't quit just because i felt like it.
I wanted to use my former boss b/c I would always ask about extra hours, wanted to be full time, and I always expressed how upset i was about having hours cut. Also, I she was the first individual i told I was having marital problems and how i was looking for a divorce and how i was worried about money because i wanted to make sure i could care for my child reliably.
anyway, i got in contact with her and she said i had to ask my former employer if she can be a witness, but that doesn't sound right to me.
i recently found out she was demoted and is supposedly on 3 months probation.
Do i really have to call my old employer and say, "hey, I intend to use her as a witness and wanted to let you guys know"
I feel she will make my case strong.
what do you guys think?