My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: IL
My employer (a small business) recently fired a co-worker. The employer was not happy with her performance, and there was a lot of conflict. When the claim came in, it was stated she was let go for "lack of work". This was not the case, and the employer provided evidence that there was some level of misconduct (but very little- a few lates and absences).
I recently heard my boss saying he regretted trying to deny benefits to the co-worker. If it came to it, and she filed an appeal, would she win if the employer just didn't show up? Or would there be a penalty to the employer? Or could they just say they made a mistake in some way? I think my boss would like her to have unemployment now that the economy is so bad, from what I have heard.