My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: South Carolina
I was fired while on medical leave. My employer stated I was one month shy of qualifying for FMLA. I filed for unemployment four weeks ago today. During the second week of waiting, the unemployment office called me and said that my employer told them I A) already had another job at a competitor and B) I voluntarily quit because I didn't inform them about being on medical leave. Both of these were lies. I have two letters that they mailed to me firing me, plus my supervisor called me and told me I was fired and that I would receive a letter in the mail that week explaining everything. I told this to the unemployment counselor and that those were both lies. She took that as my rebuttal and told me it would go to Columbia for a decision. Do you think I will be denied because they told these lies and they will take my former employers side? I haven't worked in two months now and I am broke, and need to buy my medications. I am worried sick, and it's been two more weeks since they sent my case to Columbia. Everytime I call for a status, they just tell me there hasn't been a decision made yet.