Termination For Cause and Unemployment
A termination "for cause" does not necessarily disqualify you from receiving unemployment benefits. In order to be disqualifying, the discharge must be for "deliberate misconduct in willful disregard of the employing unit’s interest," or a " a knowing violation of a reasonable and uniformly enforced rule or policy of the employer."
"Deliberate misconduct" requires a level of intent on your part, and knowledge that your actions are against the employer's interest. It is also important whether you knew you were acting contrary to the employer's interest....
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