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  • Refusal of Job Offer and Denied Benefits New York

    I was laid off back in January. I collected unemployment for 2 weeks, then I turned down a job offer. The pay was equal to my old job, but I asked around the industry and found out many NEGATIVE things about this company (including claims of sexual harassment). My gut feeling was this was not the right place for me to be working. And on top of that, the job that was offered to me was NOT the job I went in to interview for. I was denied benefits for turning down this job offer without "good cause". I am waiting for a hearing and have not heard anything yet. Do I stand a chance at winning this?? I feel like I am being punished for being honest and for trying to find the best job for myself in a safe environment.

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    The cards are not stacked in your favor. You were offered a job and delcined it. Pay was reasonable and your other comments are likely not going wash as good cause. However you have nothing to lose by appealing
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      You did turn down a job offer but only the state can make the decision whether you get UI. No one here can tell you that.
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