Unemployment Hearing Tips: Proper Etiquette

Good manners at an unemployment hearing can go a long way!

Monthly Video Series: 3 of 12 Unemployment hearings might not follow the rules of civil procedure, but they are still a state-run legal proceeding. The importance of proper unemployment hearing etiquette probably contains some things you wouldn’t even think of if you haven’t attended a good number of hearings. For example, what do you call the person who is running the hearing? If you know the claimant well, can you call him or her by name? And what do you do if the former employee's testimony is not truthful? In this month's video, I'll provide you and your organization with etiquette tips for attending an unemployment hearing. [embed]https://youtu.be/9VjNWP6Fxmg[/embed]


Want to learn more about what to expect at a hearing?

  • Read one of our real unemployment case analysis blog posts.
  • Download the free Employer’s Guide: Unemployment Hearing Case Analysis ebook where we examine evidence from 12 real unemployment hearings. You’ll gain a deeper understanding for how states review separations and the type of evidence that might be needed.
  • Finally, contact our Equifax Hearing Representatives who help employers take the stress and responsibility of representing themselves off their shoulders. In fact, their skills have helped our clients achieve double-digit* win-rate improvements. If you’re an Equifax Unemployment client, contact your account manager today to have them at your next hearing.

*2017 client data compared to unrepresented hearing decision result

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