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How can I be denied unemployment when they did not show up for the 3 way conference call and they had only my statement to turn in because my former employer could not be reached.? They said I was denied because of wilful misconduct at work, but they never were on the phone with me and the state lady!

Asked on July 6, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Iowa

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You have grounds for an appeal since you need to find out what the state based their decision on if it had no statements or testimony from your former employer.

You do need a lawyer to gather all your evidence supporting your statement, as well as finding out what evidence, if any, the state used to make its determination. You also need to find out if someone else (other than your former employer) at your former place of employment provided any statements or employment records to the state.

A lawyer will also represent you at your appeals hearing.


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