Fired for putting in advanced notice of quitting.
(Las Vegas, NV, USA)
I work in Nevada, and have had my current job for ~18 months. I've been offered an apprenticeship in a trade school, but I won't start for at least another month an a half. My employer has a reputation for firing people after they put in their two-weeks notice.
If I give them a signed statement saying that I will be leaving in a month and a half (and that they will receive an additional two weeks notice when I have an exact date), and they fire me because of that notice, can I get unemployment compensation?
If I get fired and don't have an income for a month, I will likely be evicted from my apartment. As a right-to-work state I don't need to put in any notice at all, but I'd prefer to do so as I try to be courteous to my coworkers.
You wouldn't have to put in a notice if you lived in a state that wasn't a right to work state.
I would think that yes, if they walked you out upon notice of quitting without paying you through the resignation date you give in the letter that you would eventually be able to collect benefits, minus any typical unpaid waiting week until the date you gave in the resignation letter merely, because they didn't pay you through the end of your notice making you fully unemployed at the time of being asked to leave.
The problem is that it usually takes over a month before your claim will ever be decided by the unemployment department .. so although I understand and respect your good intentions of not causing hardship to your fellow employees .. by giving the employer adequate notice .. it seems to be a moot point because they will be inconvenienced either way .. due to what you say is the employer's typical reaction to a resignation letter.
Don't you think??