Can an employer file an unemployment claim on my behalf without my knowledge? 22 years ago. Colorado

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Customer: Can an employer file an unemployment claim on my behalf without my knowledge?
JA: When did you start working there?
Customer: 22 years ago
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Answered by GeraldW64 in 3 mins 1 year ago
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ANSWER: No an employer cannot file a claim for an employee. Only an employee may file. This explains it must better: https://support.businessasap.com/article/883-covid19-unemployment-benefits-employer-faq#:~:text=workers%20to%20opportunities-,As%20an%20employer%2C%20what%20is%20my%20role%20in%20the%20unemployment,Reopen%20an%20Unemployment%20Benefits%20Claim

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I received a PIN from the unemployment office here in Colorado and didn’t file a claim so wondering if it could be fraud.?
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You need to look into that for sure.

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