If I’m fired for attendance, can I collect unemployment benefits?

Asked on September 10, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, while you can certainly apply for unemployment benefits, if your employer contests them, you will most likely be denied them. That is because a worker is not eligible for unemployment compensation if fired "for cause"---and being poor attendence is cause for termination and is therefore considered a "for cause" firing.


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