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Michigan Telephone Hearing - Employer perjured himself. Should I write judge a letter?

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Michigan Telephone Hearing - Employer perjured himself. Should I write judge a letter?

Post by sattech200 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:12 am

Good morning everyone!

I have been denied unemployment benefits because of termination due to excessive attendance violations. last violation was due to not returning to work on time which is considered misconduct. I have been employed with x company for 13 years on salary often working 60-80 hours a week. Only received one raise in last nine years.

I had my telephone hearing with an administrative law judge on yesterday. Since I am the claimant I testified first. I explained that a year ago I went through a separation with my spouse of 17 years and lost my family among a few other very stressful life circumstances. I fell into a deep depression that had caused a serious of tardiness and absences. I have never been informed of the exact triggering cause of my termination until the hearing yesterday. I only received one written disciplinary action that listed terms of possible termination if I violate the conditions. Last november I started counseling that led to prescriptions, anti depressants, etc... my x employer never requested any documentation from me however I voluntarily provided it which includes appointments with my therapist and psychologist (all of which occurred during normal work hours and I was given time off to go to those appointments) I also provided records of the medications I was taking and the paperwork of side effects which some of I had been experiencing. I have a ton of documentation to clearly shows I kept my employer informed of my illness and treatment. Heck, at one time my direct supervisor and I stopped to pickup my scripts while we were out running work errands. There is a lot more that I could say to substantiate that.

Then it was my x employer turn to testify. They testified, under oath, that I never informed them or provided them any documentation of this illness or my treatment. That they had no knowledge of this. I was in total disbelief! I didn't know what to say and didn't have the opportunity to respond. I am do I say....UPSET!?!?!? I feel that could have a major impact on the decision the judge is going to reach. I had an advocate representing me and I talked to him after the hearing. He said it could go either way and that we should wait for the ruling.

I have compiled all of my evidence that clearly shows I kept my employer informed and have a professional letter typed that details my dispute to the testimony.

My question is:
Should I send this information to the judge now before he makes his ruling or should I wait as advised by my advocate?

Thank you for your time! any thoughts are greatly appreciated.


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Re: Michigan Telephone Hearing - Employer perjured himself. Should I write judge a letter?

Post by elvis44102 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:40 pm

welcome to the forum

i am not a legal expert, but if you have such an advocate working for you

you should take the advice of someone who is familiar with these things

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Re: Michigan Telephone Hearing - Employer perjured himself. Should I write judge a letter?

Post by MarilynL on Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:53 pm

I agree, with Elvis...I would wait. A judge won't even read it...if he could read everyone's "last word of defense", we wouldn't need lawyers or advocates. Hold on until the hearing, and if it's not on your side, I would almost bet that you would be able to appeal it...and then I would get that X employer for perjury at the same


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