Fairfax, VA employment attorney John C. Cook talks about unemployment compensation.
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You’re entitled to unemployment compensation if you are terminated, unless the employer can prove your termination was for “misconduct”. That term, misconduct, is defined in the law to mean a pretty serious intentional action on your part such as repeatedly coming to work late, or intentionally violating a rule in the workplace. But if you’re just fired because your boss thinks that you’re not doing a very good job, that is not misconduct and you are entitled to unemployment compensation.