Denied Unemployment Benefits? Does the reason for your termination disqualify you from benefits?
At-will employees can be terminated for any nondiscriminatory reason. But are you eligible for unemployment benefits? The answer depends on the reason(s) for your termination. Poor job performance alone does not disqualify an employee from unemployment benefits.
In our client’s recent successful claim for benefits, the Administrative Law Judge explained “mere inefficiency, unsatisfactory conduct, failure in good performance as the result of inability or incapacity, inadvertence or ordinary negligence in isolated instances, or good faith errors in judgment or discretion are not to be deemed ‘misconduct’ within the meaning of the statute.” Read the Successful Unemployment Decision.
To find out if you are eligible for unemployment benefits, contact us here.