Hello and thank you for entrusting me to answer your question. I am very sorry to hear that you were suspended and are not being told when you can expect to come back.Unforutnately, there are no laws which regulate how long an employee may be suspended or what their employer must communicate during the suspension. In theory, employers are free to "suspend" employees indefinitiely and never provide an official termination notice.While your employer doesn't need to provide you with a formal termination notice if they aren't going to bring you back, the fortunate thing is that you also don't need a formal termination notice to file for unemployment benefits. All you need to demonstrate is a loss of income that is unlikely to change in the near future. An indefinite supension with no communication from your employer certainly qualifies as that.The nice thing about filing for unemployment benefits is that your employer will be notified, and if your claim is accepted, their premiums will likely increase. So, filing for unemployment is a good way to "get the attention" of your employer and is sort of a win-win, because either you begin collecting benefits or your employer decides they don't want to take the hit on their UI premiums and they bring you back.It's the only leverage an employee has under the circumstances and usually forces a quick decision from the employer as to whether to bring them back or permanently let them go. Really, that's the best you can hope for.
For information on how to file a claim for unemployment benefits with the EDD, visit this link: http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/filing_a_claim.htm Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.If you do not require any further assistance, please be so kind as to provide a positive rating of my service so that I may receive credit for assisting you. Very best wishes to you and thank you so much for coming to Just Answer.
I edited my above answer to include a link to the EDD's page for initiating a UI benefits claim but I don't believe you viewed the edited version. Here is the link again for your reference: http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/filing_a_claim.htm
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