Can I collect unemployment if I have been fired for Forgery?
(Los Angeles, California)
I used to work at a bank and I deposited a check that did not belong to me into my account. I felt really guilty about it and after a few days I called the customer service number to have that check remove from my account. The funds were refunded to the maker of the check but I got caught anyway and since I violated the ethics of the bank, It resulted in my termination of employment.
If you’re asking me if I think you can…the answer is NO.
1. You must have lost your job through NO FAULT OF YOUR OWN.
2. Your act was willful misconduct.
3. I’m happy to hear you had an attack of conscious, but it does not count as good cause to get unemployment which the employer would have to pay for.
Move forward…and learn from your mistake and count your lucky stars you’re not in jail.