A building engineer who was removed from a contract won his unemployment compensation hearing after the Claimant Advocacy Program argued his case. It turned out that the engineer had worked late to make up the time he'd lost earlier in the day going to a medical appointment. While the engineer was working late, two employees working at an event in the main lobby complained to senior management about the noise he was making after hours. Although the engineer was questioned by the Assistant Operations manager, his supervisor was never questioned, and at the hearing, CAP was able to show that the engineer had permission to remain in the building beyond 6:00 PM and his claim was upheld.
The Claimant Advocacy Program (CAP) is a free legal counseling service available to individuals who file unemployment compensation appeals in the District of Columbia. Call 202-974-8150 for more info.