Friday, January 24, 2014

Cleveland, Ohio Unemployment Compensation Attorney

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We Have Affiliated With an Attorney in Cleveland Who Specializes in Unemployment Claims

Unemployment benefits are very important to those in need.  Finding high quality, experienced lawyers who regularly handle unemployment contests was not a simple endeavor.  However, some due diligence led me to an attorney who fit my criteria located in Cleveland.  Since Ohio unemployment Hearings are conducted via the telephone, she can represent citizens located anywhere in Ohio. 

So, if you call our office or complete our Contact form, we will connect you with her, and you may feel confident that you will be able to secure a qualified, experienced attorney who has handles hundreds of unemployment hearings throughout Ohio (for what I find to be a very reasonable fee).

Click Here for the Ohio Unemployment Guide.

Have an Unemployment Claim in Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, or Youngstown? What is Misconduct Under Ohio Unemployment Law?

If You Tried Your Best, Mere Alleged Poor Performance
is NOT Disqualifying
Although I am unable to provide legal advice on Ohio law, I can pass along some basic legal principles I gleaned from researching the relevant law.  This task is made easier because my research has disclosed that unemployment claims in Ohio are rather similar to those in Pennsylvania in a number of important respects. For example, a claimant can be denied benefits only if he/she was terminated "for just cause" (i.e. misconduct). Moreover, if you were terminated due to alleged poor performance, you are entitled to received Unemployment Benefits under Ohio law.

Cleveland, Ohio Attorney Handling Unemployment Claims in Cuyahoga County, Columbus County, Franklin County, Hamilton County, Stark County and Montgomery County - Can I Quit My Job and Get Unemployment Benefits in Ohio?
A Boss Like This Could Justify Quit

 Under Ohio law, you may be entitled to Ohio Unemployment Benefits even if you quit your job if you had good reason to do so. For example, suffering a  significant reduction in hours or compensation through no fault of your own, being subjected to an unduly harsh/unsafe work environment, etc.

Need Ohio Unemployment Lawyer Near Wetherington, Grandview Heights, Westerville, Medina, Madeira, Granville, Dublin or Powell?
Tele-Hearing is Key

Ohio decides unemployment claims via a) an administrative claim process; b) a right to appeal from the administrative decision; and, most importantly, c) a Telephone Hearing before a Hearing Officer. Just as in Pennsylvania, having an attorney represent you at this all-important Hearing may be determinative to the outcome of your claim.

Cleveland-Area Unemployment Claims Lawyer Handling Referee Hearings Throughout Ohio

Finally, Unemployment Hearings in Ohio, like those in Pennsylvania, often yield sworn testimony from employer witnesses.  This testimony can later be used to your great advantage during the prosecution of claims for illegal discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, etc.  An experienced attorney is essential to skillfully executing such a strategy.  Our Cleveland attorney frequently prosecutes such claims, and will be able to skillfully navigate you through any litigation process as needed.

Call us at 610-647-5027, or complete our Contact Form, if you are interested in referral to a Cleveland Unemployment Compensation Attorney.

John A. Gallagher is an employment lawyer who represents employees in Pennsylvania.

Click Here if you have questions about any aspect of employment law, from wrongful termination to wage and overtime claims, from discrimination and retaliation laws to Family and Medical Leave, from worker misclassification issues to non-compete agreements…

NOTE:  Many employment claims are based upon federal laws which are similarly applied by many states. 

Click Here if you have questions about any aspect of Pennsylvania Unemployment Law, from willful misconduct, to voluntary quit, Independent Contractor/Self-Employment issues, Referee Hearings, severance issues…

NOTE: Pennsylvania and Ohio unemployment law are in many respects similar, so the basic principles discussed in the above-link may be informative; however, only an Ohio attorney can truly guide you through the Ohio unemployment claim process.

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