Working Alongside Employees Pursuing Unemployment Compensation And Other Benefits
Losing one’s job can be a stressful, overwhelming experience, especially if you believe that you have been wrongfully or illegally terminated. At Robinson & Clapham, we a variety of employment law issues and can help you determine if you may be entitled to unemployment benefits and help you file a claim.
When Benefits May Be Available
Unemployment compensation may be a viable option for terminated workers in certain situations. Your termination must have been no fault of your own. The most common examples of potentially eligible claimants are those who were laid off or downsized. Our lawyers can review the circumstances of your termination and help you determine whether you may be able to file a claim. If you are eligible, you will still need to actively seek employment while you are collecting benefits.
How Benefits Are Calculated
Different states have different requirements for benefits. The basic amount is based on a formula that takes into account how much you were making on a weekly basis before termination and reduces it to a set percentage. When you work with us, an attorney will help calculate what you may expect to receive and advise you on how to proceed with securing benefits. Benefits generally continue for up to 26 weeks if you are deemed eligible and some applicants may be eligible for extensions.
What Happens If Benefits Are Denied
Many of our clients turn to us after their initial application for unemployment benefits is denied. Benefits can be denied for a variety of reasons. Many times, the employer’s reason for denial is that termination was either voluntary or due to misconduct. If this is the case, our attorneys can help you prepare an appeal and further pursue your claim.
Contact Us When Pursuing Unemployment Benefits And Compensation
Call our Wakefield or Providence, Rhode Island, law offices at 401-661-8287 or 401-783-3600. You can also send us an email by submitting an online contact form. Our team of attorneys and professional staff is available during regular business hours and during scheduled after-hours and weekend appointments.