If I got fired from my current job after 82 days of employment but they did not give me a clear reason why, can I still file for employment?

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If I got fired from my current job after 82 days of employment but they did not give me a clear reason why, can I still file for employment?

I know it wasn’t because of misconduct. I quit my previous job to take this one thinking it would be my “forever career”. I am currently searching for a new job but haven’t gotten any leads yet. I also have a young family to provide for and desperately need the unemployment until I find a new job. If

Asked on September 24, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You can always file--there is no penalty to filing. Since you are eligible for unemployment unless fired "for cause" e.g. misconduct, and you have no reason to believe you were fired for misconduct, fire that you were terminated for reasons unknown. If they oppose the application and claim you were fired for cause, you can get a hearing and they'll have to present evidence and testimony about your alleged misconduct.


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