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I did apply and was denied unemployment. My father and I worked together side by side for 10 years. He killed himself March 15 of last year. I was offered a layoff to get his affairs in order. I never have been out of work so I did not know how to approach unemployment and was given no guidance. I told them I was laid off under extreme circumstances. I did not lie because work was available so unemployment took it as I quit. Even after several hearings over the phone and my former employer telling them I was on layoff I was denied again. I have never been given a direct answer of why I was not hired back. We are not union and they have no system of seniority. It is basically whoever can kiss up to the boss who gets ahead. Small town story I am sure you have heard of before. I have 2 honorable discharges from the military and I have doctors that are stating I am fit to return to my job. I thought it was illegal to not hire a veteran back that has job experience is why I contacted you. I have tried to get other jobs in this county as well but I am told they do not want someone like me who is on medication for depression. Maybe they think I will do what my father did but I feel it is just discrimination. What do you think?
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