Q: Denied unemployment wrongful accusations
Accused of not reporting incident to supervisor
A: Better late than never, I guess. In Alabama, the initial decision to deny or grant unemployment compensation is made by a the examiner. He or she bases the initial decision on your application and on input from the employer. Did you appeal the examiner's decision? You have the right to appeal the initial denial of benefits. However, you should have done this within 15 days of receiving the examiner's decision (7 days if it was handed to you in person). You need to continue to file your weekly certifications during the appeal process. If you win, you get back benefits. If you don't like the decision of the hearing officer, you can appeal to the "Board of Appeals" and then to the Circuit Court. I'm not an employment lawyer, so I don't do this kind of work. Check around the internet and you will easily find somebody. You can find more about unemployment compensation in Alabama at the Department of Labor website: https://dir.alabama.gov/uc/ Good Luck!
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