What do you need to know about getting fired from your job other than how badly you feel, even if the belief is the discharge wasn't for work related misconduct?
First, know it is true, that some people who have been fired for something other than misconduct may be initially denied benefits. wrongly. (Keep filing though to get the unemployment backpay).
If this weren't bad enough, people who are in fact .. guilty of doing an intentional wrong at work (at least, to the reasonable person) may actually get to collect benefits initially. (Don't spend the benefits if you're concerned about unemployment overpayments.)
But, here's the thing about initial non-monetary determinations (the one you get after the claim interview). They are figuratively, written in wet cement.
If you were fired you can appeal a denial of benefits, and when the employer objects to the erroneous determination there was no guilt .. or likely proof of misconduct.
But, it's an unemployment appeal letter that leads to a full fact finder. You and your former employer are allowed to make opposing arguments at the tribunal unemployment appeal hearing.
So, what does your employer have to prove you're guilty of something found in this generally accepted definition of work misconduct. ( Be prepared. Check to see if your state UI laws vary on the issue)
Of course the reasons for getting fired are important, but a reason is not what fulfills a burden of proof .. or rebuts one at a hearing that has it's own rules of procedures.
It's fairly difficult to break the rules that are important, at a first level unemployment appeal hearing.
But what's even more difficult, is to take advantage of and use those rules of procedure .. to your own benefit of winning.