My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: California
I am going in front of an Admin Law Judge next week code section 1256. The day before I got fired I had to leave work for an emergency medical heart procedure on my daughter Dad. I email my boss told he I was leaving. I have a co-worker as well (she is a paralegal). My boss told me if I got a hold of the client I was doing a copy job and they said it can wait one day that would be fine. I did this and left. I called and left voice mails with my co-worker to call me, she never did. The next morning. I came to work early to start this project first thing. I knew something was up because I did not receive any emails from the atty or co-worker. (three person office, we always cc each other so that we all know what is happening). I said to the book keeper, I have bad feeling, I think I will be fired today. When my boss go in she was upset, she also had a $30,000 tax bill on her desk. She hates paying anything. She said she was really upset with me and I jeopardize her practice by leaving. She told me to go home. Several times. I kept saying I have to much work to do. She said it one more time and I asked her if she was firing me. She then said, " You know what, yes, I didn't' want this to happen like this. I have a $30k tax bill to pay and I wanted you to do collections yesterday." (we are somewhat friends,) I pick up her daughter all the time and take her to wherever she needs to go. She then said go pack your things I will get your paycheck and give you an extra two weeks. (This was Thurs., April 15th). I did so, she came back with two envelopes, handed me one went to her office, I was visible upset crying. ( I am a single mom, getting no child support, have a mortgage, etc., all kinds of things were going through my head. I went to her office crying she stood up gave me a hug and again said I never wanted it to happen like this. She walked away and I never saw her again. I finished packing and left.
She states, I failed to return to work after a day off, and failed to reply to her emails (sent to my work email) and my cell phone I did not get. She is an attorney and I feel I am already at a disadvantage. Why would I check my email from work? I never got a call from her. After I calmed down a couple of day later I did check my email to forward any business and set a reply message to contact my co-worker only. There was two emails. One asking where my stuff was and the other one telling me to get files ready for her for trial prep. What the heck??
I actually went in the office early Friday morning thinking to write her a note but everything on my desk and cubby were empty. Nothing in my in box and there was a ton of stuff the day before. Everything was gone. I was devastated and left without writing anything. I would never think my desk would of been cleared that fast.
What is the best strategy? I found a Precedent Benefit Decision (P-B-458 Case No. 87-4727) whereas there was a misunderstanding, and the moving party could not be determined. I do not know how to read law. Would this help me? I am desperate and have been looking for work with no results.
I think within the few months I will begin to lose my house.
How do I go up against my ex boss whom is an attorney? Please help!
Thank you for your time.