Can I collect unemployment if I have been fired?
I was recently fired for reasons somewhat unknown.
History: My boss and I had been having issues for over a year and a half. She had been harassing me, asking me very personal inappropriate questions, making demands on my appearance that were unreasonable and uncalled for. This woman would gossip about my other coworkers then threaten to fire me if i told anyone what she said. She would talk about my personal business in mixed company and make a show out of my appearance in front of my peers and clients. It was humiliating.
Finally I had the last of it. She was trying to go behind my back and talk to my clients about me just to undermine my tireless efforts. I wrote her an email saying how inappropriate her behaviour was and that I felt she should not contact my clients because it would not only damage my relationships, but it would also hinder the growth of said relationships.
She disagreed. I as much told her I was going to file a complaint against her.
She has had 3 HR complaints filed against her prior to this incident with no repercussions on her part.
She pitted all of her team against each other by telling lies and manipulation.
She has a tendency to harass and fire the women on the team. Out of 4 of us- there is now only 1. She has fired three of us in 6 months for no reason. 2 of us were top performers with no issues in the past.
I was going on vacation a day after the final incident happened. While I was away she filed a complaint against me for "expense report issues".
I was completely within company policy. I even have an email from the expense department saying that anything under $25 was not required by the company.
They made a huge deal out of my parking expenses.
I am a Hospital Rep- so I drive from Hospital to hospital to see clients- in turn- I spend money on parking.
I keep a detailed log of where i spent the money and how much- then add it all up for the day and put it under "parking".
I have been doing this for over 2 and a half years with no issue.
Now, all of a sudden I am called to speak to HR about it.
I brought my parking log and my evidence that I was doing exactly what the company said to do, and still they fired me.
A week prior to me being fired, I filed a complaint with HR against my boss.
Now I was the 4th person on he team of 5 to file a complaint against her.
HR never called me to investigate, never got the details of the harassment and discrimination, and never bothered to even call me to confirm they were investigating at all.
Now I have filed for unemployment.
I have all my emails from home office.
even the emails saying what a great job at work i was doing.
I have my log of parking expenses and the company handbook which says I was within limits of the policy-no breach in compliance.
What do I do?
First thanks for the email, I always appreciate a kind word or two:)
So far it sounds good. Just a quick question though .. Do you have confirmation or the ability to prove you filed a complaint with HR prior to being discharged?