Thank you for your reply.
Under the state unemployment law, you are eligible to collect unemployment if you were terminated through no fault of your own. If they proved that you did violate their attendance policy, then legally you are ineligible for benefits, since the termination
was through your own fault.
HOWEVER, as we tell clients who come to our offices, if there is any slight doubt or explanation, most unemployment hearing officers prefer to rule on the side of employees, BUT you would need to use a local unemployment attorney to file the appeal because they will have to make arguments to question the validity of the allegations. Unemployment attorneys do not charge up front fees, then generally charge based on the benefits they win for you.
So, in general it is still worth an appeal unless they have proof that you did violate the policy and you have no real legitimate argument against their claims, such a violation is termination through your own fault.
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