Do i have a chance at getting unemployment

Asked about 2 years ago - Glassboro, NJ

i applied for a position at a school where i had to get fingerprinted and submit to a background check. i passed and was hired. i applied for a job as a residential tech i filled out the app the same way i did with the school. i get hired at the new job as a residential tech only to be fired a month later because i didnt pass a background check. employer states i lied on my application so i was denied unemployment. to the best of my knowledge i filled out that application and had no doubt in my mind that i would not pass a background check. the had to go to the same place to be fingerprinted for both jobs. i did not lie on my application i honestly had no idea and logically if i knew i could not pass the requirements for the job i would have never applied. what would have been the point

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  1. Meghan Hayes Slack

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . Appeal the unemployment decision. Make sure you do it before the deadline. Then request a copy of your personnel file from your former employer and get a copy of your file at unemployment. You should seriously considering hiring an local employment attorney to represent you at the hearing. Workers who have representation generally have more success than those who do not, and the cost for the hearing should be reasonable. You can search for an attorney on Avvo or contact the National Employment Lawyers Association for a referral.

    Good luck.

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  2. David Andrew Mallen

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . File for unemployment. Sometimes the employer will not oppose. If you don't get it the first time, you can ask for a hearing before an administrative law judge, usually.

    I don't practice law in your state but you can probably get a free consultation from someone local. Try National Employment Lawyers Association for a referral.

    David Mallen

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