If Your Employer Said No Unemployment

employer-said-no-unemploymentIf your employer said no unemployment, then you were misled.  An employer does not have the power to deny your claim for benefits.

Yes, an employer can tell the unemployment office why you should not get benefits, but former employers are not the decision maker.

Luckily, you are going to out smart your former employer and show them why they are wrong.

Employer Said No Unemployment

Saying no is easier than saying yes.  I believe employers tell their workers that they will not get unemployment because employers do not want employees to file a claim for benefits.

Any person believing they are eligible for benefits can apply for unemployment.  The rule that governs eligibility in Minnesota is Rule 268.085.

Your Employer is Wrong about Unemployment

I believe every worker should fight for their benefits.  Here are three easy reasons why:

  • Filing an unemployment application or appeal in Minnesota is free,
  • Employers (and HR departments) are wrong a lot, and
  • Even if it requires hard work, you owe it to yourself to make this right.

Employer Said No to What?

Often, I see Clients get stuck  on what their former employer says when sometimes it can be a better use of their time to focus on why their claim will get approved (or overturned).

What I mean is this:  is there a specific point when you, the applicant forced the unemployment office to say no?

  • Were your answers in within application confusing?
  • Employers lie,
  • Employment misconduct is easily confused,
  • Did you tell the unemployment office that you had a medical issue?

Unfortunately, all of these things can be show stoppers.  It doesn’t mean a person cannot receive unemployment benefits.  The unemployment needs help to decide in a person’s favor.

Luckily, you can do the easy way (know what law supports your benefits) or the hard way (by guessing).

If Your Employer Said No Unemployment, Do This Instead

Instead of getting mad or spending silly hours stressing over the process of loosing your house, pony up to a lock solid process:

  • Tell yourself you can do this,
  • Find out if you have any immediate deadlines,
  • Send a letter to your former employer and ask them for a copy of your employment file and anything else you find relevant or important,
  • Demand notice about your termination,
  • Research what you need to prove and what you need to say to show why you are eligible for unemployment benefits,
  • Prepare for your phone conference with an unemployment judge as if you need to prove why you are owed thousands and thousands of dollars.