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emilyrose's avatar

In CA, if you get fired, are you eligible for unemployment?

Asked by emilyrose (2269points) April 18th, 2009

I am pretty sure the answer is yes.

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NaturalMineralWater's avatar

I don’t see why not.. as long as you worked long enough to qualify.

augustlan's avatar

I don’t know about California, but in Maryland it depends on why you were fired. If you are fired ‘for cause’ (insubordination, poor attendance, etc) then you are not eligible, while if you’re just not working out or something, then you are.

cheebdragon's avatar

Depends on how long you worked there, I think. Couldn’t you just gloogle “California unemployment requirements”?

crisw's avatar

Yes, unless you were fired for gross misconduct.

Garebo's avatar

You shouldn’t be-just kidding. Of course you are in this new country now, everything is free; you can be convicted of 1st degree child molestation before they may consider withholding anything.
In that case the state may give you a car to make sure you get to your counseling appointments.
Shoot, I forgot CA is bankrupt, you may be in trouble-shack up with some friends until things get better-maybe 10 years from now.

fireside's avatar

Not always. It depends on the circumstances surrounding your employment and termination. Part time workers are not usually eligible. If the employer has a case showing that they fired you due to fault, then you will at the least have to fight that and prove it was through no fault of your own. If you were laid off as a result of budget cuts and restructuring, then you are entitled.

According to The Employment Development Department of California:

An individual who files for unemployment insurance benefits must meet specific eligibility requirements before benefits can be paid. Individuals must:

* Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim
* Be totally or partially unemployed
* Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own
* Be physically able to work
* Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work
* Be actively looking for work
* Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed
* Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid

The reason an individual is out of work can affect his/her eligibility for benefits. A person who is laid off is out of work through no fault of his/her own. A person who quits work or is fired from work will be scheduled to a telephone interview because there is a separation issue that must be resolved.

Judi's avatar

It depends on why. We had an employees who got an apartment as part of his compensation. he repeatedly broke the apartment rules by washing his car in front of his apartment, even though his contract stated that he set an example in the community for following the rules. When he was confronted, he threatened my husband and threw the company truck keys on the roof.
he didn’t get unemployment. (although he tried, we prevailed.)

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