Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Lists Multiple Reasons Why Unemployment Might Be Denied
Video Transcribed: So what is a reason to be denied unemployment by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission? Well, one of the reasons is that if you apply for unemployment benefits and you state that your reason for being separated from your employment is that you voluntarily quit, that is a reason to deny your benefits.
Well, how can you still receive benefits if you did voluntarily quit? So there are several reasons listed through the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and they state that if you quit for reasons connected to your work, then you may become eligible for benefits.
So what are those reasons? Well, their examples include if you worked in a hostile work environment and you let management or HR know that you were working in a hostile work environment. Another reason could be that they cut your hours significantly and they cut your pay significantly, that could be a reason for leaving work.
Another reason could also be that you weren’t told that you were going to be let go or your contract was going to end. And so you saw the writing on the wall and you went ahead and left so you could find another job. Or you’re told every day that you’re going to be fired. So that concludes a hostile work environment.
So there are many examples that you can state for your reason for leaving your job, but they have to be connected to your job. And in this time of COVID-19 in the pandemic, there’s also another reason to be separated from your job.
So let’s say, for example, someone in your job tests positive and the businesses closed down for a certain number of weeks and you’re not paid during that time, you’re eligible to file for unemployment.
And also if you have a family member at home who is test positive and you’re required to quarantine, that may be another reason to file for unemployment. So if you have questions about being denied unemployment or what reason you should stay for leaving your job, you may want to talk to an unemployment attorney first.