Hi and welcome to JA. I am Ray and will be the expert helping you today.
Here you need to do an employer response stating she was terminated for cause, no call,no show.The UI folks will likely rule in your favor and deny her benefits.See if you can document the schedule that she was set to work and the days she no called, no showed here.
That should suffice to deny her benefits.If she appeals the denial you have to attend a phone hearing and again present your side.
Oklahoma is an at-will employment state, which means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the employment relationship for any reason at any time.
The employee is hoping you fail to respond.If you will do so you likely prevail.You deny the hostile work environment claims, you would be able testify at any appeal hearing.
From the UI folks..
Can you protest payment of a claim?
Yes, you should file a protest upon receiving a "Notice of Application for Unemployment Compensation" when you know of any reason why the claimant should not receive Unemployment Benefits
. Your reply in writing must be postmarked within ten (10) days of the date the notice was mailed. If you do not reply within ten days, you may be contacted by telephone for job separation or other information. Telephone contact does not mean you are an interested party.
If the individual voluntarily left work or was discharged by you, your protest should include full and complete facts. In the case of a voluntary quit, include the reason the individual gave you for leaving and explain why you do or do not think the reason was justified. In the case of a discharge for misconduct explain in detail the nature of the misconduct. If you fail to provide specific facts required by Section 2-503 of the Oklahoma Employment Security Act, your protest will be considered insufficient and you will not be considered an interested party to any determination made on the separation. As a result, you will lose appeal rights to the determination.
So get your response in as soon as you can and likely UI folks deny benefits.This is real common don't let it bother you just make sure you respond and contest it.You have great facts here to do so.
I am so sorry you are having to go through all of this.Thanks again.