My former employer didn't show up at the hearing but participated via telephone. She was evasive and side-stepped the judge's questions. When I cross-examined her about the facts surrounding my termination, she refused to provide any details. In other words, she just made the whole thing up.
Will I win? If I do, I will gain a healthy chunk of cash from the EDD, and perhaps can catch up some mortgage payments.
This is not my first time to represent myself in a court hearing. I once defended a lawsuit against me in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco...and won. My opponent was trying to use the court system to ruin me, so I had to take over my own case. Now that was a very scary undertaking. However, there is an old poem that goes:
Have you come to that Red Sea time in your lifeUPDATE: The judge's decision arrived by mail today (Thursday, 9/30/2010). I WON!!!!
When in spite of all you can do,
There is no way out, there is no way back,
There is no other way but through.