I have a 602a unemployment interview scheduled. Should I tell them about the additional reasons after the initial call.
3 attorney answers
I'm not sure I understand your question, but tardiness and misrepresentation of hours could hut you at unemployment. Don't volunteer his information, or if it's not true, make sure you have a response.
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If the decline in your performance was tardiness and misrepresentation you must be truthful in your interview as telling the truth makes the most sense.
You have every right to apply for unemployment insurance benefits and tell your side of the story. If you signed a paper which indicates you are guilty of misconduct, you can truthfully tell the IDES that those allegations were not true---and that you signed it upon leaving, but not agreeing with the allegations. In Illinois, severance does not block unemployment. Now your challenge is to convince the IDES that you did not commit acts of misconduct (and did nothing wrong willfully or deliberately at any time while employed). Stress to the IDES that you were let go because of "declining performance" and not because of any willful behavior that damaged the company. The IDES local office needs to understand all the facts so that they can understand the true reasons for your discharge.