Should I appeal an unemployment hearing decision?

I lost an unemployment hearing based on the fact findings that I violated my employer’s code of ethics which constituted grounds for immediate dismissal. They are claiming that I was discharged for “wilful misconduct”. However, I was never told or given a document or company guide book that states that if I was to close their restaurant 8 minutes early that I would be immediately dismissed. Should I appeal the decision and how?

Asked on May 21, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Connecticut

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You should have gotten a written decision, which you should take to an employment and labor attorney in your area, for advice based on all the facts of your case.  One place to find qualified lawyers is our website, http://attorneypages.com

The time for appealing decisions like this is usually very short, so please don't wait to at least talk to a lawyer to see if this worth doing;  even if the lawyer isn't willing to take the case, he or she should be able to tell you where to find out the details of how to do it yourself, since the procedure is different in each state.


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