I was terminated from my position after 14 years over an incident that occurred 7 months ago. At the time I was a manager of delivery drivers and I activated lost business as new per the instruction of a sales representative, to be changed to a different account number at a later date. A month later I took a new position in a different division where this account would not be associated with me and it was forgotten about. I was not benefiting from it though the sales rep did. 7 months later during a random account audit the lost/new situation came to light and I was terminated and the sales rep was not (though he benefited receiving commission on the sale of the account).
I applied for Unemployment in Maryland and was initially approved and a week later it was denied. I have appealed and have a phone hearing next week. What can I do to get this reversed? I need this money to pay my bills as I have nothing coming in and nothing in savings.
In Maryland, you can be denied unemployment benefits if the employer can prove that you lost your job for just cause. http://unemploymenthandbook.com/state-unemployment-directory/59-maryland/703-maryland-unemployment-eligibility
It is worth speaking with a local employment attorney, for advice, or perhaps representation at the hearing.
This response is only general information and is not legal advice. It does not form an attorney-client relationship and should not be relied upon to take or refrain from taking any action. You should seek a qualified attorney before taking any action related to your inquiry.
I cannot be sure why your application was denied in the first place. Assuming that you have grounds for appeal you might be assisted if you could find a lawyer who will take an hour or two of time to be on the phone and prepare for the hearing. If you cannot afford a lawyer see what the bar association can recommend or the local law school or legal aid.
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