Can I still get unemployment if I was suspended

I have been suspended for two weeks with
no pay can I file unemployment

Asked on September 5, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Alabama

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

A worker is eligible for unemployment benefits if they are separated from employment due to no fault of their own. In most states, if you get suspended (or teminated) for any reason other than a lack of work, the unemployment will review your case and make a determination about your eligibility. You may be eligible for unemployment benefits depending on why you were suspended. If the suspension was your fault, then the unemployment department will most likely deny benefits. Specifically, you do not qualify for unemployment benefits if your suspension resulted from misconduct or violation of a company policy (Misconduct is behavior that willfully disregards the interests of your employer). If it is found that your actions caused the suspension, it will deny your unemployment claim.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

A worker is eligible for unemployment benefits if they are separated from employment due to no fault of their own. In most states, if you get suspended (or teminated) for any reason other than a lack of work, the unemployment will review your case and make a determination about your eligibility. You may be eligible for unemployment benefits depending on why you were suspended. If the suspension was your fault, then the unemployment department will most likely deny benefits. Specifically, you do not qualify for unemployment benefits if your suspension resulted from misconduct or violation of a company policy (Misconduct is behavior that willfully disregards the interests of your employer). If it is found that your actions caused the suspension, it will deny your unemployment claim.


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