I worked for this company for almost 16 months. I was written up for not putting correct timing on a time sheet by a few minutes and was told that would be on my record for 6 months by a manager that was there at the time since we had no store manager. I had to go on short time disability for 4 months and when I returned was with accommodations which the company did not like for me to have. I mentioned that I was planning to relocate and I was told as far as transfer I would have to request for transfer after June since I had the write up. Again the manager that did the write up said 6 months and found out by the HR that was not true and was suppose to be a year which I could not requested a transfer before that was out from my records. I asked why it was one year when I was told 6 months and HR said that was what it was even though the manager told me otherwise. I asked for a copy of the write up and she told me that I would have to have a lawyer subpoena my records and I had no rights unless I do that. When I went for the short time disability my issues started at the job but they told me even though they did and I was told I had to finish the job even I had to find someone
If you were denied unemployment benefits you can appeal, but I recommend you do so with the assistance of an attorney. As for your treatment following the leave, I recommend you speak with counsel to see if you do not have claims under our disability laws and/or the Family Medical Leave Act. All the best.
IMPO, your chances of prevailing in an unemployment claim in Florida are not very good; and they are non-existent unless you hire a lawyer to help you BEFORE you file the U/C claim. Why?
Because when you file you will be denied at the onset for "misconduct on the job." Then when you go to appeal the initial denial and finding of misconduct, you will have to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that you were terminated for some other reason than the misconduct apparent in your story.
(Note: Before you try to ask a lawyer what the misconduct is, look at your second sentence, where you said; "I was written up for not putting correct timing on a time sheet by a few minutes." In addition to that admission of misconduct, the lawyer for your former employer will introduce evidence going to prove that (in addition to the misconduct), your were terminated for repeated insubordination.
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