Suitable Work SW 170 - Fact Finding Guide
Referral, Interview, and Acceptance
- Did a job opening actually exist? Is the job still open? Is the work suitable?
- Was the claimant adequately informed concerning the wages, hours, and working conditions of the prospective employment?
- Did the claimant understand that he or she was being given a referral to work?
- Was the claimant informed of the possible effect that refusing a referral might have on receipt of future UI benefits?
- If the referral was accepted, did the claimant act upon it within a reasonable period of time? If not, was there good cause for the delay?
- If the offer of referral or work was refused, did the claimant have good cause for the refusal?
- If there was a failure to reach agreement, what is the claimant’s explanation? What is the employer’s explanation?
- Did the claimant perform any work at all for the employer? If yes, the issue is separation, not suitable work.
- If the claimant failed to report for an interview, physical, or for work, was the claimant given specific instructions?
- Was the failure to report for an interview, physical, or work, for compelling reasons?
- If the employment service interviewer or the employer felt the claimant precluded a referral or job offer, what were the claimant’s actions that brought about this conclusion? Did the claimant’s actions actually constitute a refusal?
- If the referral was not formally made or was incomplete, was this due to the fault, negligence, or other actions of the claimant?