Unemployment Hearing Tips: Claimant Hires an Attorney

Help protect your company when a claimant hires an unemployment hearing attorney.

Monthly Video Series: 4 of 12 Generally, an unemployment claimant appears alone and represents himself at these hearings. However, it is not unheard of for a claimant to appear with an attorney or labor representative at the hearing. Sometimes you will know prior to the hearing. But more often than not, you won’t know about the representative until you’ve appeared for the hearing and you hear them introduce you.  While this might take you by surprise, what will really floor you is that the attorney may not be appearing just to try and win the hearing. So what could they be after? Watch my video to find out. [embed]https://youtu.be/upt9Mcb6Wcs[/embed] This is a perfect example of how much value having a hearing representative on your side can create for your organization. Equifax Hearing Representatives not only can serve as a third party to object to questions,  but they also help keep the hearing on track. Additionally, they can assist in limiting potential harm posed by an opposing attorney. If you’re an Equifax Unemployment client, contact your account manager today to have them at your next hearing. Want to learn more about hearings and how to help protect your organization? Download our free ebook, Employer’s Guide: Unemployment Hearing Case Analysis, or read one of our real unemployment case analysis blog posts.

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