Mattawan, MI asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Michigan

Q: My employer told unemployment I quit but I have 2 text messages that say if I dont show up I'm fired. Should I protest

One text is from my gm said if you dont show up today your done. The 2nd is from my shift manager and says brad said if you didnt show up for your shift your fired. The company then told unemployment I voluntarily quit. I dont know if I should protest the finding if they deny my unemployment. I know they are allowed to fire me for no reason if they want to but I feel like they lied to unemployment and I was fired and am in the right to receive my benefits

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I'm not sure what benefit you would gain. If you didn't voluntarily quit (by willingly not showing up), then you were fired for misconduct. And you have nothing to protest unless you are denied unemployment.

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