How do I prove that I did not “quit my job due to disciplinary action”?

I applied for unemployment but was denied. I appealed it and just received a denial so now I was told it goes to a hearing. I was let go by my employer and given a paper stating that I was “on indefinite lay off due to lack of work”. I sent in a copy of this letter and was still denied. What else can I send in or do to prove that I didn’t quit my job?

Asked on October 31, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Given the situation that you are in, it is best that you consult with a labor law attorney in your locality to assist you. One can be found on From what you have written about, it is not about you proving what you need to prove but rather having a competent attorney set forth a clear argument supporting your position where it appears that the hearing officer is not pro-employee.

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