Jennifer Marin, 70, said she had to spend more than $100,000 in legal fees to clear her title in court and to evict accused thief, Darryll Beatty, 50, from her attached home on 141st Street in Laurelton. If a person working in the state employment office were to share info on you with a friend or anyone, that person would be putting their job in jeopardy if discovered, and I believe you could sue both that person and the unemployment office that s/he represented at the time, whether government or privately operated. For answers to these questions I always recommend that you defer to your local unemployment office. Laws on unemployment insurance do vary from state to state, so call your local office and ask them these same questions.
In Texas, every time you genuinely search for a job on one of these sites, in the newspaper, or by calling a perspective employer to find out what jobs they may have available, it counts as a job search. Your state unemployment office will inform you of whether or not you qualify for benefits and there is no punishment for filing and being told no. I would expect you to qualify if, as I said, the pay for doing the same job is considerably lower than before. Most people, including myself, would have been on the phone within 2 weeks at most, to find out what was holding up the cards.
If you get no satisfaction from TX Workforce regarding this issue, I suggest you contact your state and federal representatives. If you don’t already know what district you live in, find out, and contact your state legislator for that district and your federal legislator for that district. This does not include the number of American workers that are afraid to report it and do not tell anyone about it.
It is impossible to know just how many people in the US are abused on the job each year, because not everyone reports it; but whatever the number is, it is too high. If you have done something wrong at work, you can expect to be corrected and perhaps even disciplined and after a prescribed number of write-ups or other disciplinary actions, even fired. Try using a Mental Bank account to build yourself up. Mentally vaccinate yourself against the office bully with affirmations and positive self talk. Accept the fact of the abuse and make plans to address it or quit and address it.
Start an Office Abuse support group in your town at a church or recreation center, or even your home. I was out of work as a result of office abuse or bullying from the lead psychologist in a private practice a few years ago. Have you gone through channels of complainikng to your supervisor and HR department and filing a grievance. I had gone from being the most happyest person in my office to the most unhappy.