Montville, NJ asked in Employment Law for New Jersey

Q: Is an employer able to contest a fired employee's unemployment if they offered a severance package at dismissal?

The severance was never paid after the papers were signed and delivered. This was 10 months ago. Now unemployment sent a letter that the boss is refusing and listing different reason for the dismissal. Letter was received Friday and the appeal is letter is due on Monday. Should I include all this information and evidence such as printouts of the papers and text messages?

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Paula M. Dillon
Paula M. Dillon
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Your boss is probably providing as a reason for separation that there was poor performance or "misconduct". You should definitely file the appeal and provide your evidence. If you would like to discuss further, please contact me at 201-488-2600.

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