Can I get unemployment benefits after termination while in 90 day probation?

I was terminated by my employer after 3 days of work for not calling in for my first time but I informed him about it the day before and showed proof and still got terminated.

Asked on May 20, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Louisiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You may be eligible for unemployment benefits: it depends on how much you have earned during four of the previous five quarters of employment-- (i.e. you must have worked previously; if this is your first job, you would not be eligible). And not only whether you are eligible, but how much you are eligible for, depends on how much you earned during that period. The fact that you were terminated during probation is irrelevant--probation has no effect on eligibility or amount. Since there is no cost to apply (other than the "time cost" of the time you spend doing it) and no penalty to applying and being denied, the best thing to do is to apply, and see if and what you are given. Here is a link to an informative webpage: http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/UI/UIBenefitRightsInformation.pdf


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