My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Oregon
I am scheduled for a regular shift (m-f 7-3) at my job, which has been slow lately, and i have been getting "laid off" on a daily basis. There are two other shifts at my job, (swing, and graveyard), and my employer is trying to deny my unemployment benefits because they say that there is work available during those other shifts (on a daily basis, not scheduled). They only give 4 hours notice before one of these shifts. This would theoretically make it so that i needed to be available to work 24 hours a day, and be on uncompensated on-call status for the rest of my life. I have kids, and my wife works also, which makes it impossible for me to drop everything on short notice and accept a non scheduled shift. If my employer wants to switch my shift to swing or graveyard on a permanent basis, then i could arrange my other responsibilities accordingly, but not on a day-to-day basis. Do i have any rights here, or grounds to fight this??