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I was denied unemployment benefits...
I was denied unemployment benefits as my employer claimed I was on Unauthorized LOA . I was out for about 45 days. Nearing day 45 (= or +)
I received a call from HR asking for a medical statement from my MD. Informed HR my MD was out of town and would seek the release upon her return. Less than 10 days later I received a letter , clearly showing my status as LOA and that I was terminated (No reason given) They reported to Unemployment I was on UNAUTHORIZED LOA as reason for "Misconduct" . Benefits were denied , I appealed .. is there a chance of winning the appeal ?
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