Sunday, March 28, 2010
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE - PREPARATION FOR HEARINGS
To prepare, I feel an attorney needs a complete narrative about the events leading up to and surrounding the lay-off, firing or quiting. I have found some Claimants do not want to do this work but it helps the Claimant to write this down (typewritten) as this refreshes their memory better than the Claimant sitting down and telling the attorney, either in person or over the phone, the long history of squabbles, disputes or other events in the workplace. Once the Claimant writes this down, the attorney then has a reference that will identify the Claimant's testimony and a reference for the attorney to identify the issues that are related to the firing/quitting/lay-off.