California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
I was recently fired from my sales position at Nordstrom. I am wondering how to go about filing for unemployment *if it's possible* and how much I should expect to receive. I was making around 2,000 dollars per month.
Thank you for your concern, I appreciate it. I returned items back to the store instead of back to the original employees who sold them in order to save time to sell more in my department. I owe the store money for the lost commission and I was let go. This is called "commission fraud".
I did not know what I was doing was against store policy and I have to pay them back 550 dollars for the commission fraud, so they will be getting what they deserve back, so therefore there is no substantial injury to the employer, as I am fixing the situation. In this case, does this sound like a promising case to claim unemployment for?
"If I am understanding correctly, it seems that your "commission fraud" (as your employer is calling it) did result in you being paid more commission that you actually earned, and so your employer can likely argue successfully that this resulted in "substantial injury." Thus, you only remaining argument would be that you didn't know this behavior was against store policy."
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