Signing a termination contract will affect your Unemployment benefits.
Hi, it’s Krystie. I’m with the Oklahoma Unemployment Experts. And I wanted to talk to you guys about the phone call I just received from a potential client. So she called and asked if we do unemployment. I said, “Absolutely, we are the experts.” She said that she needed our assistance and I told her, “We are here to help.” Well, she was working for her employer and she said that she was messing up on a couple of things, so they wanted to talk to her about it after she went to lunch. She then returned to lunch and her supervisor went up to her and said, “Hey, what if you put your two weeks in and just put miscellaneous?” So she was like, “Oh, okay, I’ll do it.” Signed it. She represented herself when she filed for unemployment, got denied. And then represented herself for the hearing, while the employer had an attorney on the other side. And her argument was that she didn’t know what she was signing.
So the employer actually had all their ducks in a row, per se. She signed it a notice without her even her acknowledging that. This is why you do not sign anything whatsoever unless you fully read, understanding what you’re about to sign, and contact an attorney to make sure you’re doing the right thing. Because now she’s unemployed, she can’t get benefits, she’s trying to search for a job. Meanwhile all her bills are due.
So please keep that in mind when you’re filing for unemployment. There are so many steps to look for and never sign anything. Absolutely not. Contact me if you have any of those types of questions of anything, (918) 932-2800. I felt so bad we cannot help this potential client. So please contact us before you sign anything.