When you are laid off because no work was available, when you are fired for no good reason, or when you quit your job for good cause you have a right to collect Oklahoma unemployment. It is not a handout. Unemployment compensation is paid from insurance coverage you earned every day you were on the job.
Unfortunately, employers can easily interfere with your right to collect Oklahoma unemployment. They can and they often do. They do it because they have a reason to block your unemployment benefits. When you collect Oklahoma unemployment compensation, your former employer’s unemployment insurance premiums can increase.
Fortunately, employers do not decide who gets unemployment. State law determines who can collect unemployment. For an honest worker, the law is in your favor.
Employers often do not know Oklahoma unemployment requirements. When you are let go, it is up to the former employer to prove you do not have a valid claim… unless you say the wrong thing when you phone in to file your unemployment claim.
From the first time you call the Oklahoma unemployment office, your benefits are on the line. Say the wrong thing and you could lose your unemployment benefits.
The unemployment office might not tell you about your right to an attorney until it is too late. Before you apply for unemployment, talk to me about how I can protect your rights.
If you have already been denied unemployment, call me immediately. The clock is already ticking on your opportunity to appeal. Ask me how you can appeal your unemployment decision.