Worked 1 week, then let go . . Unemployment benefits terminated?
(Stuart, Florida, USA)
I have been receiving unemployment since April of 2011. I was offered a position in November that I accepted, worked one week, and then was terminated because the manager was committing fraud and the company said "because of the mess the company is in, they don't have time to train me." Now, the Florida Unemployment office says that I am ineligible for benefits because I worked that week. Is this legal?? I would love to still have the job, but I only worked for one week and was let go through no fault of mine. I'm still looking for employment, but I need to feed my family.
Can you be more specific about the reason Florida gave you for the denying you to start receiving of benefits again?
Given the length of time since April, I've also assumed you were already collecting extension benefits.
Does the determination say it's because you were discharged for misconduct connected with the work or was this a monetary determination which said the wages aren't sufficient (which by the way makes no sense because you are reopening a claim which most likely has a balance of benefits left on it .. but it's FL .. so I have to ask).