Unemployment Compensation Appeals in Chester County
Speak to West Chester PA Unemployment Compensation lawyer Steve Jarmon for reasonable legal advice and representation on questions about unemployment compensation and UC appeal board hearings. Are you facing a layoff or a job termination in Pennsylvania and seeking unemployment compensation benefits? Have you been notified by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry that your employer is contesting your unemployment benefits? Are you scheduled for an unemployment compensation appeals hearing in Malvern, PA? Contact an experienced Unemployment Compensation Lawyer for legal advice and representation. Ciccarelli Lawyers has Chester County offices in West Chester PA, Kennett Square PA and Exton/Downingtown.
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.
If your unemployment compensation claim is contested, you have a right to a hearing before an Unemployment Compensation Referee. In Chester County Pennsylvania, the UC Referee is located in Malvern, PA and hearings are held there and you have the right to be represented by an attorney. 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.
Whether or not a person loses their job through no fault of their own is a factual issue and the Referee would hear from both sides as to the circumstances of a particular employee’s loss of his or her job. For example, if a person is terminated for engaging in specific conduct and that conduct there was never a policy against this conduct then that employee may have an argument that the loss of his job was not his fault. Another example would be where an employer creates a hostile work environment for a particular employee and makes work so unbearable that they feel forced to resign. This is called constructive termination and could give a potential claimant a valid argument that the loss of their employment was not their fault.
Contact Us About Unemployment Compensation in Chester County Pennsylvania
Contact Steve Jarmon and the Employment law team of Ciccarelli Lawyers at (610) 925-2500 or toll free (877) 529-2422 to schedule an initial consultation if you have a question about your rights under Pennsylvania unemployment compensation law, need a lawyer for an unemployment compensation appeal hearing or have an issue or dispute that you believe needs legal attention. Our employment law practice is based in Chester County and we have locations in West Chester, Kennett Square and Exton and serve: Downingtown, Coatesville, Paoli, Malvern, Devon, Paoli, Oxford, West Grove, Lionville, Phoenixville in Chester County and also serve clients in Delaware County, Lancaster County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia PA.