Oklahoma Unemployment Expert Helps Client Get Benefits
Video Transcribed: I’m with the Oklahoma Unemployment Experts, and I’m the paralegal that assists Mr.Earl Lawson in all the unemployment appeals. I want to let you guys know that I got something very interesting in the mail today, an appeal decision. Of course, let me talk to you about the case like I always do, because I want you guys to be informed, and I hope these videos help and I answer some questions.
Let’s get started on this one. Our client worked at a campus and was an un-uniformed security guard. They were getting new systems in, basically panic buttons or fire alarms, and stuff like that. Our client was still training on it, once she finished her training, everything went great. She was getting excellent evaluations, nothing to be alarmed about.
Well, one day our client goes in and they say she’s terminated. Well, the employer stated in the appeal packet that she did not do her job during the panic button. Well the employee stated that she did everything she was trained to for the panic button, but it wasn’t even a real panic button.
The receptionist accidentally hit the button that called EMS and the police and all this. The employee, our client was like, well that’s not my fault, but I still did my part of the training. I did everything I was supposed to do, even though it was a false alarm.
She goes and files an appeal once she got denied her benefits. She calls me and says, hey, I need y’all expertise on this. We got entered on the case, we had our hearing a couple of weeks later. During this hearing, the employer stated, well, she didn’t know her training, she never finished training, her evaluations have been terrible the last 90 days, she wasn’t getting along with others, and just put out a bunch of stuff that didn’t even really have anything to do with why she was actually terminated.
During the hearing we stopped it and we said, okay, we’re going to take this a 180, our fight, and our argument was on this was it was a false alarm. At the end of the day our client did her job. There was nothing to be terminated for. She finished her training. We had the last evaluation as an exhibit proving from her own boss that she did what she was supposed to do. None of it made sense. During the hearing the employer stated that she wasn’t getting along with others.
That was another reason she was terminated. Well, that was also not true because we got an email from her stating she was doing great, getting along with others better, her attitude was better, and she was proud of her for finishing the training for the panic buttons and all that.
We also made the argument to the appeal board that it was a panic button that was, it was a false alarm by the receptionist, not even by our client. The receptionist accidentally hit it with her knee when she was not paying attention.
I am ready to open this envelope, but I am hoping that the appeal board saw it our way 100%, because this sweet client of ours deserves it. She has a lot coming up, and this would really help her and take some stress down. Let’s open it up and let’s see what we got. Our client got it. I’m really excited for this client, super excited. I cannot wait to call and tell her. I’m just so happy you guys.
Again, to summarize, a client was terminated for not doing her job, not getting along with others and not finishing, I guess supposedly the false alarm thing. It wasn’t even our client’s fault. It was a receptionist. I’m super excited. If you guys need me or you guys want to talk, ask questions, call me, 918-923-2800.