My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Illinois
My employer terminated my position out of the blue and stated it was due to my recent medical problems. I missed a week of work and was unable to work due to an injury. I have medical documention from 2 doctors and provided my employer with this information. Once I was able to work, I returned and worked for 1 week with no problems from my employer.
The next week, my employer fired me. Stated my absence costed the company money and my performance on the job was now substandard. He refued to answer any of my questions, told me to turn in company property and to leave.
I filed for benefits the next day. Had to wait almost 3 weeks to have an interview with IDES. Had my interview and told them what happened. They told me that my employer still had me listed as employed with them, and that IDES had to talk to them to see what is going on.
Well, my ex-employer told them that I just quit and never showed up for work again. A blantant lie. I told unemployemnt that they lied, explained my story again and also asked that she look into my ex-employer's history with IDES. They try to dispute everyone, even employees they have laid-off, and I can actually prove this to be true.
I'm still waiting to hear back from IDES to see if I'm going to get my benefits or not. What are my chances in this situation of getting denied because of the blatant lie from me ex-employer?