Case Study: Unemployment Comp. Claims can be won.
A regional Service Provider company terminated an employee for failing to make the work schedule. The employee filed for Unemployment Compensation. The company contested the granting of UC Benefits and the Claimant was denied. Can an employer prevail in denying UC Benefits when the Claimant appeals? The answer to that question depends what the company has in place as far as procedures and how they document the occurrences that led to the termination action.
The company in question had contracted with HR FOR HIRE, Inc. previous to the employee issue and many preventative measures had been put into place. The Company had a strong Employee Manual, supervisors had been trained in how to use the policies in place and in how to document occurrences. The combination of the supervisors keeping accurate documentation records and following company progressive discipline policies resulted our representative being able to put together a strong case before the UC Referee. We spent considerable time reviewing all the documentation and preparing lines of questioning. We also worked closely with the supervisors so they would be comfortable on the witness stand.
Due to our development of strong policies, training of the supervisors and coaching through the termination process and preparation prior to the hearing we were able to successfully prevent the employee from collecting UC Benefits. The Professionals at HR FOR HIRE, Inc. are specialists in defending companies in UC Hearings. We have represented numerous clients with an extremely high success rate.