Fired for having a revoked drivers license

Fired for having a revoked drivers license


Question: If fired and denied unemployment due to revoked drivers license, are there circumstances that will get you an appeal and even win it?

First, and as I always state, regardless of what you think always apply for benefits if you want them. The only way to know for certain is to apply.

If your job consisted of being required to drive frequently such as a truck driver then most likely your employed considered a valid driver’s license as a primary requirement of your employment. If you lose your license you always need to notify your employer and do not keep secrets from them. It is always a good idea to see if it would be possible to be assigned to other work assignment or position that did not require driving until you regained your license.

The most important thing to remember is to always make every attempt to keep your job. One of the things the person holding the hearing want to know if you made attempt to regain your license such as talking to the DMV, taking classes, fighting it in court etc. This will show you made a substantial effort to maintain your job instead of just letting things happen to you.

You must show that your loss of a driver’s license was unintentional and that you attempted to obtain a work only drivers license.

This type of case can get tricky and the details matter. The way you word things to the hearing officer matter to determine whether you receive unemployment benefits or not.

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