I have an upcoming Unemployment Appeals Hearing in Indiana. I was terminated for falsify documentaion. However I did not do it on purpose. Most of my co-workers would agree this is very easy to do. As much paperwork that is required from that type of position, if a supervisor looked thru all of someone's paperwork they would surely find an error. I worked for a non-profit agency as an Employment Specialist (job coach, assisting disabled clients with obtaining employment). After five years with the same supervior, (I had always rec'vd good elavualtions) I got a new supervisor due to the organization making changes. He was quick to inform us that he would get rid of all his staff by cleaning house. After one year I was the only one left, all the others he had replaced (some with his family). He had tried two other times to terminate me and I fought him both time thru internal appeals, winning both times. So when this last incident arrose I decided not to fight him, no matter how much I liked my job and the clients I worked with I just couldn't handle working under him anymore. So of course he is fighting my unemployment, and I have my appeals hearing next week. My questions are: Does human error count as a reason for termination, since I did not complete the paperwork wrong on purpose. Does he have to be the one to prove I was terminated for just cause? And most importantly I can not get any current employees to make statements at my hearing. I'm sure it is because the boss is very intimidating and they fear his posibile after affects. I have some previous employees that had the same job title and duties offer to type up some statements. Will these statements be able to be used? Otherwise it's his word against mine, right? What should be included in the statements, I mean do they need to include exact dates of occurances? Because some of them happened several months ago and they don't remember everything exactly. Also do the statements have to be notirized? Thanks for your help and input I am nervous about the whole process and have been losing sleep, which upsets me even more that I have allowed him to get to me.