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partially correct I do not remember well If I answered yes or no on the felony question either way they still still terminated me also It seems to me hard to believe lying on background check is a red flag for unemployment benefits its doesn't correlate to me. another thing will I be charged every time I respond to you
yes she told me by a phone call , she said "they have found out about your background i'm sorry there's nothing I can do ".after that I went to our my old store and told them what happen they informed me at their store some workers with backgrounds were terminated too.
Paul,Thank you for your follow-up. I am going to answer your question both ways as the situation would differ here somewhat based on the facts.In the first situation if you properly disclosed that you had a felony, which they found on your record, and you were promptly terminated, that is considered to be a 'termination without cause'. That is because you did not violate any terms as you know of, and that grants you the ability to seek unemployment. In that case you can contest the agency request, explain the situation, and state that as you were terminated without good cause, you were then entitled to benefits because a criminal record by itself is not a violation of employment.However, if in the second version you did not properly disclose that you had a felony and you did not properly fill out their record check, and you where then terminated, that is a valid 'for cause' termination. That is because it would be considered that you lied to your employer, and that grants the employer the right to terminate. Because termination is then 'for cause', unemployment benefits are not available, as those benefits are solely available for those who were terminated without their fault or responsibility. Lying to an employer would be fault-based. In that case seeking benefits would not be proper, and the agency would be completely within their right in demanding full repayment.I am still unclear as to which version took place so I wanted to answer it in both ways for you. Good luck.
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