admitting that i have had previous personal drug use but dont anymore
(Logan, Utah, Cache)
i told my GM that i had been using drugs for the previous couple of months but i am clean now and do not use anymore. he took the liberty to look for any programs that the company offered for rehabilitation help and the Area director forced him to fire me for violating the anti-drug use policy
Check Utah's unemployment statutes
Utah's unemployment statutes.
It's state specific as to whether these would be disqualifying for unemployment benefits.
Misconduct must be connected with the work and some states go as far to have very detailed statutes about drug testing policies to prove that drug use was the misconduct .. I question a decision to fire someone for just a conversation .. without proof of anything, but the conversation.