My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: New York
I left my previous employer three months ago due to stress caused by harassment of my manager. The details I had provided to the state was deemed sufficient enough for me to begin collecting unemployment benefits.
However, I have received a letter today that my employer is contesting my eligibility for benefits, stating that I gave no reason for leaving. This is entirely untrue, as I had received two forms of an exit interview - one from manager and one from human resources.
In any case, I will need to attend a hearing and am unsure what to expect or how to prepare. What will I need to present at this hearing? Based on the letter, is it that I will have to prove my reason for leaving at this hearing? What are the chances of my winning the hearing? Will I need any form of legal representation?