Should You Continue to File Unemployment Claims After Being Denied?

rejectionHere’s the situation on a Monday afternoon. A reader wrote into The New York Post to indicate he or she was denied unemployment claims during a hearing.

The reader appealed and during the hearing, a former boss refused to be sworn in and whispered answers.

Although they were “full of lies,” the answers were being told to the other boss who was indeed sworn in. Well, the former employee was denied the claim yet again. After appealing again and asking the unemployment office to listen to the recorded hearing again, the office agreed and listened to the call. Although they agreed the boss who wasn’t sworn in gave all the answers, alas, the ruling didn’t change.

Should the reader file a civil suit?

According to Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, the reader should move on. Considering the unemployment claim was challenged by the employer and more importantly, denied three times, he suggests, “I’d start channeling your energy into finding a new job.”

He also mentions in the piece it’s “highly unusual” to be denied an unemployment claim once, “let alone three times.” Technically, unemployment officials and agencies usually favor employees over employers so this case sounds particularly odd. Lastly, he suggests the reader file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.