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How do I prepare myself for a unemployment appeal hearing?

I was fired in December of 2007 after only 1 year as a Personal Assistant to my former employer. She had issues with me, was jealous and did everything possible for me to quit. Well, she noticed I would not quit and that's when she fired me. I was granted unemployment and now she is appealing it with many false statements. What can I do to win this case? Thanks in advance everyone! In addition to have granted umemployment, because of the nature of my work, I am having a hard time finding employment.

Asked By: Trish O - 4/30/2008
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Have information with you to support yourself and what took place. Do you have any notes of conversations you had with her or incidents that took place? That kind of information will help support your case. They want specifics though and not general information. "On Monday May 5th during a meeting she told me that my... More
Answered By: hr4me - 4/30/2008
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Marshall your evidence, including witnesses, to put the lie to her.
Answered By: El Guapo - 4/30/2008
 
Wow. Have proven facts. Correct, logical comebacks, a good lawyer and have statements and comments she had said to you down on paper that made you think she was trying to get rid of you. Prove you were a good worker and didnt deserve to be fired!
Answered By: Dancer92 - 4/30/2008
 
its been 5 months, get a new job and stop milking the system.
Answered By: martymar7wr - 4/30/2008
 
The question here does not seem to be whether or not you were fired, but whether it was with or without cause. As others have said be sure to take any and all documentation with you - especially any performance review you may have had. Hopefully you never made a statement to anyone ever like "If things don't improve, I... More
Answered By: Kengem - 4/30/2008
 
She has the burden of proof, not you. She is probably wasting her time, because the only thing valid is the incident in which you were fired for. Nothing prior to that actually matters, she has to prove that FOR THAT REASON, not something you said or did 1 day before or 10 years before, but for THAT REASON you had been... More
Answered By: Tom B - 4/30/2008
 
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