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Q: I am curious as to why an arbitrator would ask this?

I recently attended an arbitration hearing as the claimant after I filed a demand for arbitration with the AAA against my former employer who terminated me without cause prior to the 90 day notice period that was clearly outlined in the employment agreement. I was seeking my 90 day notice pay in... Read more »

Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman answered on Aug 17, 2018

I am not an employment lawyer, but I am a Mediator and Arbitrator. My guess is that the Arbitrator wanted to see if you received unemployment benefits because, if you did, he would probably deduct the amount you received from any judgment in your favor. He would do that to avoid a double benefit... Read more »

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