A lawyer can help you prepare for the hearing and achieve a positive outcome, or pursue appeal remedies should you lose.
Three Things You Can Do Right Now
- You should apply. Unemployment hearings are not difficult and many times your employer either won’t contest your right to benefits, or, if it does, it won’t bother to send someone to the hearing.
- If you lose, appeal. In many instances you’ll get a more experienced hearing officer at the appeal level. And appealing is often as easy as writing a short letter.
- You can hire an attorney to help you or even just to help you prepare for the hearing so that you can handle it yourself.