My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Tennessee.
I was terminated by my employer citing that I had run out of medical leave and FMLA. I still had both and I am under a Doctors care till I have surgery on my hips. I applied for unemployment and was turned down citing that "when I was able to return to work, work would be available." I appealed and I am awaitng a phone hearing. During this time my employer called me and states that they are not going to fight the appeal or even "show" up for the phone interview and that they had filled my position already. I have certified each week but now I am afraid since I still cannot work due to health reasons that I still will be denied. My Dr had filled out my medical papers for the unemployment office as well. I am willing to work I just cannot at this time. Will I win the appeal if they do not respond and do I tell the appeal that they have filled my position at this present time? Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks so much for your time!
Thanks...confused in Tennessee.