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West Palm Beach Employment, Labor & Business Lawyers > Video FAQs > Employment Law – Representing Employers > An employee applied for unemployment. Should the employer oppose the unemployment benefits?

An employee applied for unemployment.  Should the employer oppose the unemployment benefits?

When an employer terminates an employee and that employee seeks unemployment benefits, the employer really needs to consider what were the grounds for terminating the employee. If it was performance-based or something other than willful conduct on the part of the employee, that employee is most likely going to be awarded the unemployment benefits.

In that circumstance, if the employee opposes it, it’s then going to have swear under oath as to the reasons for that employee’s termination, and those statements could ultimately be used against the employer if the employee files some kind of a discrimination action against the employer.

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