Is it illegal for a company to fire you but then tell unemployment that you voluntarily quit?

Asked on October 14, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Alabama


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is: illegal an employer does not have to lie for you, but also may not lie to hurt you or deny you unemployment benefits. They should report the reason for your leaving accurately. If denied benefits due to what your employer said, you may appeal the decision to the labor department/unemployment and present your evidence and testimony that you were terminated and did not quit.

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