I worked for this company for almost 5 years. Upon our home selling, we decided to move back to TX to assist in the care of my mother. I filed for unemployment after a few months BC most employers don't want an employee who might need to take off to take a parent to the Dr or assist in other ways. My unemployment benefits were approved.
The owner filed an appeal and fought my collection of unemployment, as he had with previous females who left or was fired. However, the men were allowed to claim their unemployment and he would pay them under the table, so they would not lose their unemloyment benefits, to assist with services. Basically, since I did not discuss my personal life with my employer, ask for an extended amount of time off, or provide a Dr statement, which I did not know I needed to, I was denied further benefits, because of his appeal.
Mr. Ninde's concern, supposedly, that his unemployment cost would go up. However, he did not worry about that with the men. As far as an extended amount of leave, this was not feasible because he required me to be present in his absence, which was a minimal of two(2) times a week, more during nice weather so he could play golf.
I was the only employee for the accounting dept, so there was not anyone to cover my position and enable me to take months off at a time. Not to mention the health issues with my mother are not going to go away, they will continue to get worse until she dies.
This lack of income, even though it was minimal, has caused us to lose a vehicle, and make it a hardship financially. I am still unable to find a job and be available for parental concerns. Evidently, OESC, does not feel a need to punish him for discrimination or unlawful payments to males who were receiving unemployment benefits from Ninde Funeral Directors.