If you lost your job through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to unemployment benefits. Additionally, if you voluntarily terminated your employment due to a significant reduction in pay, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Unfortunately, obtaining rightful benefits can be challenging without the advice of a lawyer who is experienced in navigating the unemployment legal system.
At The Bollinger Law Firm, PC, we have the experience, reputation and determination you need when facing an unemployment benefit denial. Call 704-879-1800 or 866-218-4759 for a free consultation or contact our law firm online to arrange an appointment.
There are many different reasons that you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, such as:
- You have a health condition or disability affecting your ability to work
- You received a reduction in pay greater than 15 percent
- You received a reduction in hours greater than 20 percent
- You have a family hardship, such as the need to care for a disabled family member, impairing your ability to work
- You were terminated for substantial fault, but not misconduct
North Carolina Attorneys — Unemployment Insurance Contested Hearings
Unemployment benefits can be obtained by filing a claim through North Carolina's Employment Security Commission. While unemployment insurance benefits are typically approved, employers have a right to contest the decision at an administrative hearing.
Unfortunately, even when you are justly entitled to unemployment compensation, your former employer may allege habitual tardiness, making claims of theft or present other arguments regarding alleged misconduct. This is a common practice by employers who want to avoid paying into the unemployment benefits.
If your former employer is contesting your claim for unemployment compensation, talk to an experienced lawyer who can advocate for your rights and interests. Contact The Bollinger Law Firm, PC, to arrange a free consultation to discuss how we can help.