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  • Receiving unemployment when fired

    Can you please clear up some confusion regarding unemployment benefits? Can you receive unemployment when you get fired? Does it depend on the circumstances of the firing? My husband works for Satan himself and we are trying to cover all of our bases as we prepare for the inevitable!
    BBW in MI

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    Yes, you can in some cases get unemployment when you are fired. Yes, it depends on the circumstances of the firing.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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      Yes, I have

      I'm sure it varies from state to state and that circumstance is also a key factor.

      From my own experience being fired, I did receive unemployment in the state of Florida. The employer was doing some "spring cleaning" and told me she no longer needed my services (even though, on several occasions, I was pressured to look for other work). Being that my performance level was not the reason for the termination, the unemployment pay applied. This case was a sticky situation, as the working conditions were less than ideal. However, if I voluntarily resigned from the position, I may have been ineligible for the unemployment pay. Unfortunately I had to wait until the situation escalated to nearly intolerable conditions, and my employer finally "let me go."

      I hope this helps. Best of luck.
      Last edited by curiousQ; 01-17-2008, 06:54 PM. Reason: more info

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        Last edited by GracieLoo2; 01-27-2008, 12:38 PM. Reason: Deleted post

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          Gracie, very well written, but the responders here have the extensive experience to know that already.
          I don't respond to Private Messages unless the moderator specifically refers you to me for that purpose. Thank you.

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