Unemployment Benefits Finally Paid After Appeals | Shyler Engel, PLLC

August 9, 2015
A Shyler Engel, PLLC client had been terminated from her position as the company was downsizing. The client filed an unemployment claim only to find out that her former employer claimed that she had been terminated for insubordination. Our client claimed this was preposterous. We appealed the UIA determination excluding her from benefits and had the matter set before an administrative law judge. When the employer did not appear to defend its claim of insubordination, the judge ruled that the client was entitled to unemployment benefits. Shortly thereafter, the UIA, seemingly adamant to deny our client unemployment benefits, disqualified her again claiming that she refused work or was unavailable for transportation issues. Again, we appealed and had the matter back before a different administrative law judge. After placing her testimony on the record regarding her availability and willingness to work, the administrative law judge again reversed the UIA. Finally, we heard today that our client received a significant payment from all the weeks that she did not receive unemployment benefits.