Can I fight an unemployment denial?

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Can I fight an unemployment denial?

I received a phone from my store manager stating that she will have to let me go due to them not growing, they can’t justify labor and that it was slow, and all these other reasons. I applied for unemployment and was denied because they were told that the reason for separation was poor work performance. That was not mentioned in our phone conversation nor did I receive a written or verbal warning from the employer. What can I do?

Asked on July 14, 2010 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You can appeal a denial of unemployment compensation.  The documents you received denying unemployment compensation should have included instructions on the procedure for filing an appeal.  If instructions on filing an appeal were not included, contact the department office that sent you the denial and request the instructions and forms regarding the procedure for filing an appeal.


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