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I was terminated from my employer after coming back from FMLA.

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I was terminated from my employer after coming back from FMLA. I was continually having problems with my supervisor and filed a harassment lawsuit in which the company decided to settle rather than going to court. I will receive $15,000, for the previous year of work, and $3,000 of this is considered back wages. I am on unemployment, and want to know how much of this settlement I have to acknowledge to the unemployment office so I do not get in trouble with the government. Will I lose my unemployment pay because of this?
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You have to acknowledge any part attributed to wages. The issue with unemployment if you earned any wages that week and the amount to compensate you for the wrong is not wages.


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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

So, I will have to report the $3000 to unemployment for back wages from 2010?-Or are you saying that this is not considered wages?

thank-you

Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Attorney replied 6 years ago
The back wages will have to be reported, they are wages. Then unemployment will adjust your future benefits or you may have to pay back for benefits under the time when you received back pay.
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