Unemployment compensation exists for workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. If you have been laid off, discharged without committing willful misconduct, or forced to quit due to harassment or a health condition, you may be entitled to unemployment compensation.
If you are denied unemployment compensation, you have the right to appeal within 21 days of the determination. The employer also has the right to appeal if you are granted unemployment compensation. When either side files an appeal, a hearing is held before a hearing officer called a referee.
Although you are not required to have an attorney at a referee hearing, Elzer Law Firm, LLC highly recommends that you hire one. Employers usually are represented by attorneys or other professionals who routinely handle unemployment cases. You can be subject to cross examination, and may need to make or respond to legal objections to evidence.
Elzer Law Firm, LLC can help you with your unemployment compensation hearing. We understand the financial hardship unemployment usually causes, and offer a relatively low flat rate for representation at referee hearings. Please contact us for a consultation.