Unemployment insurance is a state-administered program meant to provide a level of income security for workers who find themselves unemployed for reasons beyond their control. People who quit their jobs will generally be ineligible for unemployment benefits, and those who are fired for misconduct or other good cause can also expect to have their applications denied. If you’re running into trouble with your application for unemployment insurance benefits, contact a California employment law attorney at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.
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Many people file a claim for unemployment benefits without any idea that they were terminated for cause until the employer objects to the former employee’s application. The circumstances of termination that are presented to the Employment Development Department are sometimes very different from those explained to the employee at the time of separation.
If your claim for unemployment benefits was denied on the basis of your former employer’s objection, our attorneys can evaluate the reasons presented to the Department in light of your personnel record, the employer’s previous history with unemployment insurance claims, and any possible retaliatory or discriminatory motives that might have driven the decision to object to your claim.
Along the way, our lawyers sometimes cover additional claims in favor of the former employee: wage and hour violations, unreimbursed expenses, or miscalculation of pay due to improper compensation practices at your company. Our ability to identify violations of workplace rights before your separation can often help strengthen your case for unemployment benefits while establishing the basis for additional claims in your favor.
Unemployment Lawyers in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and Riverside
To find out more about our law firm’s ability to protect your eligibility for benefits, contact the California unemployment appeal attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik in La Jolla for a free consultation. If you were fired or laid off from your job, you should be eligible to collect unemployment benefits. However, there are strict requirements that must be followed in order to receive such benefits and our labor lawyers have the resources and experience to help make sure that you receive the unemployment money you deserve.
Appealing the Denial of Your Unemployment Insurance Application
The laws that govern unemployment in California can be complex. As a result, many employees have a difficult time obtaining unemployment benefits California or California unemployment insurance. With the California unemployment rate on the rise, this could mean that many former employees may experience problems handling their unemployment benefit claims and unemployment applications. Contact an experienced labor lawyer at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik for free legal advice about filing for unemployment in California to help you determine your eligibility for unemployment benefits. Our unemployment lawyers offer free initial consultations for all employment law issues. Often times when employees call our labor law offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento or Riverside for free legal advice about unemployment insurance appeals.