If you and your spouse are seeking a separation or divorce, it is most important to educate yourself on available options, the law and how your decisions may affect you long term. Understandably, beginning this process is an emotional undertaking. Divorce is a life-changing event and taking the first step to reach out to a third party for help is difficult. To streamline the process and ensure your rights are protected, it is important to engage an experienced attorney. The right divorce lawyer, otherwise regarded as a family law attorney, will provide compassionate counsel, advice for communicating with your spouse and help you develop a focused strategy to achieve the best results possible. Consider the following reasons why you should engage an experienced attorney to guide you through your divorce proceedings.
To be denied unemployment compensation, your former employer must prove your Willful Misconduct. Even then, you may still be eligible for unemployment compensation if you can show that your misconduct was justified or you had good cause for your actions.
If you’ve been terminated due to failing or refusing to take a drug and/or alcohol test at your employer’s request, you can be denied benefits due to Willful Misconduct. Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law provides for the denial of benefits for failure to submit to and/or pass a drug or alcohol test, provided the test is lawful and not in disagreement with an existing labor agreement.
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To show Willful Misconduct, your former employer must prove that the rule exists, is reasonable, and is fairly and consistently applied. Your former employer must also prove that you were aware or should have been aware of the rule and that you deliberately broke the rule.
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If you’ve been terminated due to unsatisfactory work performance, to show Willful Misconduct, your former employer must prove that you were capable of doing the work but intentionally disregarded the employer’s interests and did not perform up to standards. In addition, to prove Willful Misconduct, your former employer must show documentation of warnings regarding your work performance.
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