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Got fired, collected unemployment, now employer is appealing

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Back in Feb. I was let go for a very generalized reason. I was away on vacation, when I returned I was told to go home...a week later they contacted me and said I was abusing their resources (they gave no examples whatsoever). So I filled for unemployment...collected for a few months and now I have a new job.

Well, a few weeks ago I received a notice from the unemployment office that my previous employer is now appealing my claim stating that they did not terminate me but rather I quit. This is a complete untruth. However I never really was given any paperwork to prove / deny what happened. I did receive COBRA papers from them, but wasn't interested in participating so I threw them away.

So first of all I'm worried how can I prove to the unemployment office that I was fired (basically now it's my word against my employers)

Also, if I win the hearing can I be compensated from my previous employer for time off work (my current job) to attend the hearing? If so, how do I go about it?

I live in Michigan.

Thanks ever so much in advance!


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