When an employer fires an employee for unsatisfactory work performance, the employee can be denied unemployment compensation benefits only if the employer can prove that that employee engaged in “willful misconduct.”
Some examples of willful misconduct include:
- Deliberate violation of employer rules
- Failure to follow an employer’s instructions
- Failure to meet normal standards of behavior
- Excessive absenteeism and/or tardiness.
Even if the employer can prove your willful misconduct, you may still be able to receive unemployment compensation if you can show that your misconduct was justified or you had good cause for your actions.
In order to bring a claim for unemployment compensation, you only have one-hundred-and-eighty (180) days after the last alleged discriminatory action to file a complaint.
If you were fired from your job and need representation before the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, call Silver & Silver today for a free consultation.