CanI collect unemployment benefits ifI was fired for pinching a co-worker’s butt?

Already filed determination eligibility papers which were denied. Would filing an appeal be practical?

Asked on March 10, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

There is probably little or no reason to not try appealing, but be aware that you may still lose. Pinching a co-worker's butt can be considered sexual harassment; sexually harassing another employee can be considered grounds for termination for cause; if you are terminated for cause, you are ineligible for unemployment.

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