what would happen if my ceo didnt keep his word about unemployment benefits

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what would happen if my ceo didnt keep his word about unemployment benefits

CEO, manager, and I agreed I would come in at 7am. 2 weeks later, manager and I change it to 730am since that would be a better fit. 2 months of coming in at 730am, thinking that was the time I was suppose to come in, I was fired by ceo because I didn’t come in at 7am. The manager denied changing the time to 730.

I ask the ceo if he would allow me to get unemployment benefits. He said he would not fight me.

If I don’t put anything about my story and being late on my claim and the CEO decided to say I was late, what can i do?

Asked on October 18, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, New Mexico

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can appeal any denial to the unemploymet office (you can get instructions on how to do this from unemployment): tell your side ofthe story (that you were allowed to come in at 7:30), present any supporting evidence (e.g if there was any text or email about this), and see if unemployment will rule in your favor. If they don't, you have the right to next appeal to the courts, too (again, you can get instructions from the unemployment office and/or from the court) and see if  judge will believe you and order that you get the benefits.


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