Arizona Telephonic Employment Hearing

Q: I am scheduled for a tel. hearing requested by my last employer. I honestly dont want to go against a large company who’s willing do anything to keep me from getting benefits. I’m willing to give up my rights for it. What should I do or say before or at the hearing in order to end this soon?
A:If you don’t want to appear, you don’t have to. If you don’t call in, your employer will prevail and you will be required to return any unemployment benefits you have received.If you decide to fight after all, you can expect to pay about $1,500 to an Arizona employment attorney to help handle it. I have handled many of these types of cases.

* This answer does not constitute legal advice. I am admitted in the State of Arizona only. This advice is based on general principles of law that may or may not relate to your specific situation. Facts and laws change and these possible changes will affect the advice provided here. You should not rely on this advice alone, and nothing in these communications creates an attorney-client relationship.

Brad Denton, Arizona employment attorney.
Re-posted from AVVO Legal Questions & Answers.

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