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San Diego Employment Development Department Hearings Attorney

Poise and Preparation for EDD Hearings

Employment Development Department (EDD) hearings are an important part of the procedure for challenging the denial of unemployment benefits. Understanding the format, timing and potential outcomes of the hearings is a useful yet time-consuming task for those who are out of work. Our experienced San Diego and California EDD appeals attorney can help you secure positive results from these proceedings.

At the firm of Warren Paul Beck, Attorney at Law, we provide our clients with the highest levels of quality service and representation. Our attorney has been assisting workers and small businesses throughout California with employment law issues since 1981. Contact our San Diego law office online today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

What You Need to Know and Do for Your Hearing

After you receive a denial of your unemployment benefits and contact our offices, the first thing we will assist you in doing is writing a letter to the EDD requesting a hearing. This letter should include your name, address, telephone number, Social Security number and, most importantly, the reason for the appeal.

The EDD will review the initial decision to deny benefits, and if it determines their conclusions were correct, it will send the case on to the EDD Office of Appeals. In turn, the Office of Appeals will send you a hearing notice that:

  • Schedules the hearing
  • Sends you information about the hearing
  • Advises you where and when to appear for the hearing

What to Expect at the Hearing

Hearings at the EDD are presided over by administrative judges, who are not required to use strict rules of procedure or evidence during the proceedings. Despite the lack of legal formality, these judges do have the power to subpoena witnesses and documents. Hiring an attorney to represent you throughout the proceedings is advisable.

Warren Beck has been assisting workers and employers with employment law issues for over four decades. He will coach you through the hearing process and provide you with aggressive representation in front of the judge. Our entire firm works hard to ensure you get the best possible result at your hearing.

Contact a California Unemployment Insurance Lawyer

At the same time we prepare your case for hearing, we can sometimes pursue alternative legal action against your employer. Our attorney has years of experience in trying wrongful termination actions, particularly if the dismissal involves discrimination or employer retaliation.

If you believe your denial of benefits was in error and are contemplating an appeal, attorney Warren Beck can help. Contact our San Diego County EDD hearings attorney online today to schedule a consultation. You can speak to him directly at 619-573-4683. We will fight for your right to unemployment benefits.