My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Virginia
I will try not to ramble, although this is a convoluted story. I work for a security company that has repeatedly crossed the line of fair business practices more than once. I was offered a full time office position (in-house) and thought my dreams had come true. There was a hold-up on my licensing process so they had me on suspension for 30 days until I cleared it up; I did it in 4. They then refused to hire me back at the position and put me back in the field. After filling in temp posts, I was offered a new 40 hr post;awesome. The post ended after 1 month because another guard was caught sleeping on multiple occasions. My hours were then cut to 0. I waited 3 weeks for something and just kept being told there was a post opening in October; never happened. I agreed to a post with 14.75 hrs a week, believing this would get better but it didn't. So I applied for partial UI due to reduction in hours. My HR rep, and scheduling manager said I quit and they had not heard from me (while I am working the 14.75 hrs) I had my hearing yesterday, and was fortunate to have the deputy allow me to forward my numerous e-mails proving I was in constant communication, plus my hours were reported as I was instructed. I hate my job but it's all I got right now. It is not smart of me to quit a job when I have 2 small children, and impossible to find a supplemental income job because my hours here are ridiculous and nobody wants to work around them. I went 3 1/2 weeks with no income so I have to go to court on WED for eviction because I can't give my landlord an answer s to when it will get better.
So what are my legal options against this company? The scheduling manager is so inept at his job that they hired a replacement and demoted him, but he claims I turned down work; seriously. He also claims he has proof of all that he says (as do I) will they win?
PS 1 hour after my telephone hearing I was told by said manager that my 14.75 hr post was ending and I did not need to report any further to the site. My best friend is the AA and she says she never saw the contract termination e-mail that she usually gets prior to a post ending. Sounds like retaliatory termination to me, but I'm no lawyer.
I told you it was convoluted