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I work in ny state was told my 31 dollar an hr supervisor

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i work in ny state was told my 31 dollar an hr supervisor job has been eliminated the day after i got picked to be on a jury .then i got a offer same company for a 22 per hr tech job on midnight shift that i turned down before i got hire for supervisor... i think the supervisor job was eliminated just to let me go because i got picked and the other offer was just to stop me from collecting unemployment and cover them. can i do anything and can i collect unemployment if i turn down the offer
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Legal Eagle replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Legal Eagle replied 2 months ago.

The answer to your question is yes. If you are terminated from a job through no fault of your own, such as your job being eliminated, then you are going to be eligible for unemployment. Also, your NY attorney general say, "Employees who are fired because of their absence from work to fulfill a jury duty obligation should contact the Attorney General for assistance." Employers who fire those on jury duty , "May be found guilty of criminal contempt of court, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or up to 30 days in the county jail, or both." I hope this answers your questions.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
even though i was offer a lesser job and turn it down i can still get nys unepolyment?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
do you practice in nys
Expert:  Legal Eagle replied 2 months ago.

It is possible that if you turn down a job offer then you could lose your eligibility for unemployment. However, it really depends on the number of factors and there's no bright line. Generally, if you have a job offer to be a cashier at McDonald's when you're a top-level executive at Microsoft, then that job offer is not going to be enough to disqualify you from unemployment. It's a fact base call, but you would have to use your common sense to help out. Unfortunately, I don't practice in New York state.

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