Ask the Lawyer: Fired Employees & Unemployment Claims

Debra Roth, Partner, Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., wrote the article, "Fired Unemployees & Unemployment Claims" for the May 14th edition of Federal Times. Her article also appears on the Federal Times website under their "Ask the Lawyer" blog.


Read an exceprt of the article below:

Frequently terminated federal employees file claims for unemployment benefits with state agencies. If you were the official responsible for the termination decision, human resources may ask you how you wish to respond to the claim.

Knowing how most state unemployment offices will process the claim is helpful to deciding how to respond, along with understanding the interplay between a state unemployment process and an employee’s Merit Systems Protection Board appeal of the removal action.


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News source: Federal Times