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My husband got laid off last year, doing so he went to school.

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My husband got laid off last year, doing so he went to school. A year later now his boss said he wasnt laid off and now they are claiming fraud and making him pay back $12000. To pay that back they are going to start taking $1000 a month, which we cannot afford. Is there anything we can do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  JD replied 7 years ago.

I assume he took unemployment benefits and they are accusing him of unemployment fraud. This could have serious consequences beyond simply paying back the benefits. He needs to consult an attorney in your area and provide them documentation of these events. Most attorneys provide free initial consultations. He needs to see what evidence he has from his employer that can cooberate his position that he was laid off. These things could include any documents provided (letters, etc) or witness statements of anyone who was present during the layoff.


This could carry criminal sanctions. I strongly recommend seeking a local attorney's advice before speaking with the government any further.


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