The only good thing about getting fired vs. quitting is the employer has the burden of fulfilling a burden the cause was work misconduct.
And now, those of you who felt like someone might of been trying to force you into quitting before you were finally discharged from your job, know why.
To avoid be assigned the burden to prove cause is good to move first.
The exception to the rule about assigning the burden if you quit in lieu of discharge .. is that when someone quits because the only other choice offered was to be fired... You've still been fired from your job and it must be for misconduct.
It's actually the burden of fulfilling good cause which may account for the myth you have to be fired to get unemployment benefits.
If you were fired from your job, you're going to want to read the most famous definition of what misconduct related to the work actually is.
Then, you may need some sort of answer to any questions you may have about getting fired and winning an unemployment appeal hearing .. should you be denied.
If you're not clear yet .. when getting fired, your employer has also accepted a legal burden to prove you guilty of work related misconduct.
This is a short list of coded reasons employees get fired.
There is of course many more, but this will do for now as these are the most common reasons.
The point is that guilt can be subjective depending on your point of view and the end game which is usually measured in dollars and cents.
Once good sense is applied to details and circumstances you will either be determined to be eligible, or ineligible for benefits.
But all unemployment determinations can be appealed to the lower authority appeal tribunal and you really should do everything within your power to win this first hearing, no matter who appealed.