temporary lay off in Ohio with a definite return to work date.
I live in Ohio and am on a 8 week summer lay-off. I have a definite return to work date and when I applied the lady on the phone never mentioned I would have to look for a new job! I applied over the phone on a Tuesday and got the unemployment book in the mail on a Friday so for that entire week I hadn’t contacted any new employers looking for work.
Unemployment denied my weekly claim because of that but my arguement is how was I supposed to know? Obviously I am not out of a job permanently and I don’t want to leave my current job anyway.
I have 3 kids and just one week without a little bit of money puts us in a hole. Isn’t the money they’re witholding, my employer’s money they’ve paid in the system? I have worked at my current job 7 years and this is my first ever lay-off.
I am just curious if I have any right to try and fight this?
If I were you, I think I would call the Ohio Unemployment Department and ask if they allow for the suspension of the work search because of “job attached status”.
If they tell you yes, then ask them why, if you have been provided with a definite return to work date why you were not given that status.
Let us know what they say.
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