Unemployment Claims

If you or a loved one has been laid off or terminated, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. These benefits are designed to help you avoid financial peril while you search for a new job.

Your eligibility for unemployment is determined by state law. You can be denied unemployment benefits for numerous reasons, including:

  • Being terminated for serious misconduct
  • If you quit your job without good cause

Even if you feel you meet the eligibility requirements, the state must approve your application for benefits. If you are denied unemployment benefits, you have a right to appeal, but it must occur within a specific time period. If you wish to appeal a decision denying you unemployment compensation, it is wise to have a skilled employment law attorney. You may be entitled to an administrative hearing, which may be your only chance to present your case. Count on our firm to aggressively represent your best interests throughout this process.

At Formisano & Company, we assist employees who have been denied unemployment benefits. Our attorneys regularly represent individuals at appeal hearings before the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. We understand that these can be stressful times for our clients. In most cases, our employment law attorneys do not charge a fee to represent clients in appealing a decision denying unemployment benefits.

Contact Formisano & Company

To schedule a consultation at the law firm of Formisano & Company, call us at 401-400-4402 or complete our convenient online contact form.