State of Georgia, Unemployement Appeals Ruling Time Frame When the Employer does not show up for the hearing?
Hi, I had a telephone appeals hearing Monday November 30th 2009 and my former employer did not show up for the hearing. The voice mail for the representative indicated that she was on vacation that day. I've read that these situations generally favor appealing party and the rulinig should take a day or two, however, I checked this moring and no ruling has yet been published. Also, the VP of HR indicated that they would not contest my appeal, however, the Appeals board did not contact this VP. Should I be concerned, even though the employer was a no show at this hearing which was scheduled for 3 weeks?
Yes, it is true that when only one party shows up for a hearing it is easier to get a reversal if that's what's going on in your case.
It's not a given though.
I guess what I'm wondering about is how the State of Georgia appeal referee got the employer's phone number since the usual procedure is to have the parties call in the number they will be at for the hearing.
Since you nor I really understand the circumstances of why that person was a no show .. I'd say it's to early to to fret too much .. once the hearing decision comes in the employer will have the regular amount of time to file an appeal to the board with their reasoning for allowing a reopen .. should this happen .. I'd call the VP of HR and ask them to withdraw the appeal .. since they said they wouldn't fight it.