Unemployment Hearing Attorney
How do I prepare for my hearing?
If you are walking into an unemployment hearing, it is likely because your benefits were denied by your employer, and the hearing is being conducted to determine whether or not you are genuinely responsible for your current lack of employment. In this case, you certainly need the help of a skilled lawyer, and at The Law Offices of Cyrus Mor, we are proud to offer quality legal counsel to people in situations like yours. During the hearing, your employer will probably try to depict you as a terrible employee, the implications then being that it was your own misconduct or failure to meet expectations which led to your losing your job. If the judge agrees, then it will be very difficult for you to receive benefits.
For this reason, it is incredibly important that you arrive prepared for your hearing. Know specific dates of when you started and finished working for the company, as well as any positive evaluations or pay raises. If you are aware of negative evaluations or reprimands you have been issued during your time with your employer, then you can expect those to be brought up. Be prepared to address those honestly, with concrete examples of how you sought to improve your performance in light of the feedback.
When you enlist the help of our firm, you ensure that you will have someone beside you who knows how best to advocate for you every step of the way. We go to great lengths to listen to and understand every client we serve, and we know the policies governing unemployment benefit eligibility. If there's anything you should be doing differently to improve your chances, you can rest assured that we will find it. Sometimes it can be as simple as drawing up a clear and detailed plan for searching for employment. Contact us today to discuss your case.