Many employers misunderstand the standard unemployment claims. The bottom line: Even a claimant who has performed horribly on the job is eligible for unemployment benefits, unless they leave under these circumstances:
- Voluntary departure without good cause.
- Discharge for misconduct connected with their work.
- An irresistible compulsion to use or consume drugs, including alcoholic beverages.
- Return to school (for students employed temporarily).
- Joining a spouse or domestic partner at a place from which it’s impractical to commute to employment, to which a transfer of the claimant by the employer is not available.
- Protection of the employee or their family from domestic violence abuse.
If you decide to oppose an unemployment claim, it makes sense to get help from an expert in this area.