My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Colorado
My situation is as follows:
I worked as a contractor for a company for almost five years. The entire duration of employment for this "contractor/temp agency" was working for the same company. I was hired by this company and then terminated after having worked directly for them for only three months.
I was denied benefits from the contractor company which I worked for for almost all of the five years due to: "You left this job to accept a job with the client you were working for under this temporary agency." Which is indeed correct, but I have some issues with this, and will explain in my closing section with my question.
I was granted benefits from the company for which I only directly worked as an employee for three months. However, my maximum benefits are already "exhausted" after only having recieved one week's payment. I believe this is due to having worked directly for them for such a short period of time. Please correct me if I am wrong in this assumption.
Do I have a cause to appeal the decision regarding the contractor/temp agency so that I can get more than a single week's worth of benefits?
The way I see it the actual company was the employer the entire time since they were paying the contractor/temp agency for my services. I feel the entire duration of employment should be considered.