How do I prove depression as a cause of absence for my unemployment claim?
November 3, 2010 10:29 AM Subscribe
Recently, I successfully applied for unemployment benefits in New York. My former employer has filed an appeal. They are claiming I was discharged for misconduct, specifically, absenteeism and tardiness. I am claiming that my absences and latenesses were due to illness, specifically, depression. How do I prove my case? Will a letter from my therapist suffice? Do I need a letter from my psychiatrist (an M.D.)? Do I need the therapist/M.D. to verify that my illness was the cause on each of the dates in question, or is it enough to provide a general statement that my illness was the cause of this pattern of behavior?