If you have lost your employment through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to collect unemployment compensation benefits, as provided for by the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law. If your initial claim for benefits was denied, however, an experienced employment lawyer can help you prepare a compelling claim for benefits at a hearing or appeal. We help people across Pennsylvania receive the unemployment benefits they need.
There are up to three stages in any claim for unemployment benefits. First you apply for benefits. If your claim for benefits is denied, you can have a hearing. If your claim for unemployment benefits is denied at your hearing, you can appeal. Employees and employers are allowed to represent themselves at unemployment compensation hearings, but have a right to be represented by legal counsel. Our attorneys have helped many people recover unemployment benefits in both hearings and appeals. In many cases, our investigation will show that you may have been let go from your job for an unlawful reason. If that is the case, our lawyers can represent you in a legal claim against your former employer.
You should receive unemployment compensation if you lost your job for any reason other than willful misconduct. It is not necessary for an employee to become completely unemployed to be eligible for benefits. For example, an employee who has been reduced from full-time to part time position may be eligible to receive partial unemployment compensation benefits. In some cases, if you quit for a “necessitous and compelling” reason, such as harassment at work or due to illegal actions by your employer, you may still qualify for unemployment compensation. An employment attorney can help you with your claim.
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