Facing Unemployment in West Chester or Chester County Pennsylvania? Get the Unemployment Compensation benefits you and your family need. Many people who lose their jobs think they are not eligible for unemployment compensation because they were terminated. Actually, the opposite is true. You are often not eligible for unemployment compensation if you leave voluntarily. Speak with an employment attorney to discuss your rights to make a claim for unemployment compensation.
If you are terminated from employment as a result of a layoff or job elimination, you are eligible for unemployment compensation. The only times you are not eligible are if you quit voluntarily without “necessitous or compelling reasons” or commit willful misconduct. Willful misconduct is being insubordinate, committing theft or other crimes at work, or violating the rules and regulations of the workplace.
The Pennsylvania Bureau of Employment Security typically doesn’t deny unemployment compensation benefits unless the claim is contested by the employer. If your employer wants to contest an unemployment claim because of willful misconduct, then the burden of proof is on the employer to prove it.
If your unemployment compensation claim is contested, you have a right to a hearing before an Unemployment Compensation Referee . It’s very important to be represented by a lawyer at this hearing. Our lawyers can attend this hearing with you and ensure your rights are protected.