Hi guys. I wanted to bounce this off some folks here. I was recently terminated from my company after being there for 7 years for what they deemed "unprofessional conduct." I had a dispute with a co-worker and she blew it out of proportion and I guess talked badly about me.
The employer never mentioned what the specific conduct was and I was let go. I was not performing poorly at my job and received no prior warning of any behavior or performance issues. I feel it was a bogus reason I was fired but I would not want to go back there.
I was asked to sign a GENERAL RELEASE so I could get severance but I am afraid they will contest my unemployment and that I will have no recourse if I sign.
A) Can they dispute my unemployment claim?
b) If I sign the general release letter and they dispute my unemployment, will I have legal recourse to try to get my unemployment ?
Thank you in advance for any replies.