Thank you for responding. I faxed my appeal request. This is what I have; I referred to a page in handbook section concerning punctuality that specifies excessive tardies as more than 30 minutes per 2 week pay period & included my tardies showing that I did not incur 30 minute tardies during any 2 week pay period between Jan. & Nov. Of 2010 doesn't that show I was not in violation of the employers rules of policy, and void the first two written warnings ? The appeals examiner referenced the page, but left out the part that specifies excessive tardies from his "findings of fact" Since my final written warning on Feb.16,2011 the single tardy I incurred was 3 minutes past the 5 minute grace period allowed for clocking in because I was in traffic, & that was April 22nd. On April 27 I called in sick & was fired April 28,2011. The employer was duly notified that Mar 11, Mar14, & April 27th absences were due to illness & those ocurrences would not constitute a willful or deliberate disregard of the rules of policy. Their claim was that my attendance did not improve after final warning of Feb.16th, but the clock-in reports they provided shows that after Feb.16th my attendance did improve. The employer showed up with a lawyer, who submitted ridiculous amount of documents (168 pages) the appeals examiner was very upset about that & reprimanded him for it. How can they do this? Do I have a chance @ this? I can't afford a lawyer & they don't provide them for claimants in Virginia. I need a miracle.