My employer agreed not to fight my unemployment so why did the claim go to an adjudicator?
When an employee is fired or must quit for work sometimes HR will tell the employee they will agree to let the employee have unemployment benefits. First, it is a myth the employer controls if you receive benefits. The employer has no say whatsoever to determine if you can receive benefits. This is %100 decided by the state unemployment agency and their laws.
A quick description in how this works and why you are denied benefits begins when you first apply. The state has a serious of questions to determine if you can initially qualify. Then the state submits a questionnaire to the employer they determine the unemployment claim will go against. This is not necessarily your last employer either. The employer has their own agenda when they speak to the state regardless of what you were told.
Sometimes it is possible you answered a question wrong by misunderstanding what you were being asked or described your situation incorrectly. Some unemployment websites you wonder if they bothered to read the questions first before posting them. Many times it is virtually impossible to get someone on the phone at the unemployment office to ask them questions.
If you have been denied benefits and have no idea why, you need to appeal right away. Typically you only have 20 days from the mailing date on the envelope to file an appeal. If you are having trouble understanding the requirements or want someone to represent you to help you have a much higher chance of qualifying for benefits you need to hire an unemployment representative. Contact us using the form on the right for a fast response.