If you are fired from a job and file for unemployment, do you have to give a reason? 8 Answers as of August 23, 2013

When it goes to employer, can they say why. I thought they could only say that you had worked for them.

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KEYL ADR Services, LLC | Mark D. Keyl
They have to indicate the reason for termination. Depending upon the reason, unemployment could be denied.
Answer Applies to: Mississippi
Replied: 8/23/2013
Rockhill Pinnick LLP | Jay Rigdon
They can say why. Most employers choose to be silent as to reasons to other potential employers seeking a reference.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 8/23/2013
Law Offce of Richard N. Grey | Richard N. Grey
You will have to provide the reason that you were terminated.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/23/2013
Behren Law Firm
Behren Law Firm | Scott Behren
They can give reason why they fired you, but the reasons to disqualify from unemployment are very narrow, so if you get denied you should speak with a lawyer to make sure you get benefits.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/23/2013
Law Office of Jack Longert, LLC | Jack Longert
Normally, to obtain benefits, the investigator is going to want to know the circumstances of the separation from employment, from both the employer and employee. If the employee was fired, the investigator will want to know the circumstances to see if there was good cause for the firing or "misconduct" in connection with the employment.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 8/23/2013
    Law Office of Richard Winkler | Richard Winkler
    They will definitely say why. It is in their best interest to do so. If there is a good/legal reason for the firing you will not be able to collect.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 8/23/2013
    WILLIAM L SANDERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW | William L. Sanders
    Both parties are required to tell the truth. If you do not, you commit a crime. Since you file the claim, you must state reason, and be truthful. Employer may respond or not, if they do respond, them must be truthful.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 8/23/2013
    Peters Law, PLLC
    Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
    Nope. They get the right to say if you were fired for cause. If so, you may not get the benefits.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 8/23/2013
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