Brooktondale, NY asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for New York

Q: I was terminated after my son took his life and they lied so I'd be denied unemploy. Do I have a case?

I worked there for 6 yrs. They paid family leave for 3 months after he committed suicide and when I tried to return I was told I wasn't needed any longer. When I went for unemployment I was then forbidden to ever step foot on the proerty and I was denied unemployment bc they stated that I quit before the date he died- they lied and I had proof. I was too grieving to help myself at the time, I was denied unemployment and so I suffered terrible emotionally, spiritually, physically, and financially as a single mother who still cared for another child. I've been looking for help about this ever since but I fear the statue of limitations, as this happened in 2016. I still have the paperwork and I believe that employer should not have gotten away with it nor should have unemployment ignored the fact that she lied when had proof and strait up never paid me or even acknowledged that she lied. Do I still have a case as this haunts me to this this day of how poorly I was treated

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Michael Diederich Jr.
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  • Stony Point, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Sad story. Unfortunately, statutes of limitations are controlling, and only in rare instances can be avoided.

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