What to do about alleged unemployment fraud?

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What to do about alleged unemployment fraud?

Employer claims that I refused a job they offered me but the employer withdrew the job 2 hours after offering it; I never refused the job. Unemployment claims officer ruled against me, stating that I willfully withheld information of job offer to them and states that I must repay $946, plus might face criminal charges with a Class D felony according to state law. I did not withhold information from them because the job was withdrawn so I did not think that I withheld anything because I did not refuse a job or turn down an offer of employment. What do I need to do now? Get lawyer and file appeal? File appeal on my own? Have completely clean record, not even speeding ticket. Would have never committed fraud.

Asked on September 6, 2012 under Criminal Law, Kentucky

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you received the adverse administrative decision recently, you need to immediately appeal it or you will be saddled with the decision against you. If you end up being stuck with the adverse decision against you, then you are required under the law to repay the amount of $946.00.

I suggest that you immediately consult with a labor law attorney to assist you in the matter you have written about to see what your legal recourse is.


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