Getting fired or laid off from a job has never meant good news for the unemployed worker, but since the recession of 2008-09, the life of jobseekers has been especially difficult. More people today than ever before are looking for work after six months or more of unemployment. As of December 2011 there were four applicants for every available job opening. Even if you are receiving unemployment benefits to support yourself and your family, you know that they will run out eventually, and that they don’t pay as much as your last job.
People who run into problems with their employer or the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation system face even worse challenges. The effort necessary to overturn an unfavorable ruling on your unemployment benefits claim can represent a major distraction from the pressing business of finding a job. If your application was denied because the employer alleged misconduct or other good cause for your termination, your job hunt will be all the more difficult.
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To learn about the best ways to protect yourself and your family’s financial interest in unemployment compensation in Greater Philadelphia and southeastern Pennsylvania, contact the Law Offices of Thomas W. Moore III in Upper Darby for a free consultation about your legal and practical options.
In order to prove your eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits, you need to detail your recent work history, demonstrate your willingness and practical ability to take a new job, and prove that your current unemployment is not your own fault. In many situations, newly unemployed people do not find out right away that their employer claims a good reason for letting them go. In these cases, the applicant for unemployment compensation only finds out for the first time that they were terminated for cause when their application for unemployment benefits is denied.
Exploring Legal Claims Against the Employer While Appealing Your Case
At the Law Offices of Thomas W. Moore III, we take a comprehensive approach to cases involving denial of unemployment compensation. In other words, while we are working to reverse the denial of your benefits through proceedings before the Unemployment Compensation Board of Appeal, we also examine the circumstances of your dismissal to see if you have any other legal claims against your employer.
In some situations, we can negotiate with your employer to get them to drop their objection to your unemployment compensation claim. In other cases, we can pursue your claim for unemployment benefits while taking legal action against your employer for any of a number of reasons: wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour violations, retaliation or other prohibited violations of your rights as a worker. In some cases, the unemployed worker has no idea of viable legal claims against a former employer until an experienced unemployment compensation attorney investigates the facts.
Philadelphia employment lawyer Thomas Moore offers prompt, individualized and thoroughly committed advocacy for people who need dependable advice about their unemployment compensation or civil litigation options. Contact the Law Offices of Moore III for a free consultation about your most promising strategies. To learn about the employment law practice at our firm, visit our website at www.tmoorelaw.com.