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Appealing an Unemployment Decision to Superior Court

Welcome! If the Connecticut Department of Labor Board of Review made a decision about your unemployment case and you think their decision was wrong, this guide can help you appeal to Connecticut’s Superior Court.

Si la Junta de Revisión del Departamento del Trabajo de Connecticut tomó una decisión sobre su caso y cree que esa decisión fue equivocada, esta clase puede ayudarle a apelar a la Corte Superior de Connecticut.

Step 3: Read the transcript

Sample of the noticeAfter you get the transcript, read it very carefully.

Read the decisions of both the Appeal Referee and the Board of Review again.  

You should especially read the “Findings of Fact” sections.  Sometimes the Board will use the Referee's "Findings of Fact," which is why you need to look at both. Here are some samples of what they will look like. Look at:

Make a list of things that are different between the Findings of Fact in the Board’s Decision and the transcript. Make your notes on a separate piece of paper--don't write on the original documents. Write down the page numbers in the transcript and what the differences are if:

  • things are in the Findings of Fact, but not in the transcript.
  • things are in the transcript, but not in the Findings of Fact.
  • there are any other differences other between the Findings of Fact and the transcript.

Make copies of those pages. Remember, don’t write on the original pages. You should make a separate list of all the differences you see.

You still have the right to appeal if you don’t find any "Findings of Fact" that need to be corrected, but you are much less likely to win.

Step 2: Get the written record of your Appeals Referee Hearing

Step 4: Ask the Board to make corrections

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