Q: Denied unemployment question
My employer laid me off due to lack of work but allowed me to work an additional 2 wks in which I was told if I had interviews to go on them and just to let them know. I had numerous interviews and follow ups. I emailed HR and kept open line of communication letting them know. I was denied unemployment because they are saying I quit. The determination says I quit but the reason says I quit because I was laid off. I'm confused how they can determine I quit but laid off. I told the interviewer that the employer told to to go on interviews and just to let them know which I did.
A: That's tricky and you may want to appeal it. One could argue that you quit when you stopped coming to work within the 2 week time period, if that's what happened. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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