Once an employee files an unemployment claim, an employer has an opportunity to respond and protest the claimant’s eligibility for unemployment benefits.
It is important to provide the specific details of the final incident that ultimately resulted in the employee’s separation. Once the final incident has been established, it is then critical to show that the person was aware that such an act could result in termination. This is typically accomplished by providing documentation to support your case. Important documents to include would be any prior disciplinary actions, corresponding company policy as well as proof of receipt of that policy.
Complete details are needed, not only to potentially avoid costly and time-consuming unemployment hearings, but also to comply with the Integrity Act. The Integrity Act requires employers to provide complete and timely information on all unemployment claims and provides penalties to employers for failing to comply.