Connecticut Unemployment If You Get Fired

Generally, in Connecticut you have to have lost your job through no fault of your own in order to collect unemployment.

In most cases, this means that if you get fired, you cannot collect unemployment benefits.

If you get fired from your job, you should go ahead and apply for unemployment benefits, because there are some cases where you can be fired from your job and still get benefits.

If you feel like you were fired unfairly, or there were extenuating circumstances, be sure to tell you unemployment counselor about them. If your unemployment application is denied because you were fired, you also have the right to appeal the decision.

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# Shel 2011-05-27 10:31
I left my job of 6 yrs to go to another one for better benefits and pay and 2 weeks later i was fired. Because it just didnt work out is what they told me. I believe i was set up. Do you think i can get unemployment? I have a hearing coming up.
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# Faith 2011-06-23 17:07
I recently got the pink slip with reason being "termination". I have already applied for unemployment. My concern is being denied. I was fired because the office manager and myself just didn't get along. At the begining of the firing process, which I felt was coming for about a week and a half, the office manager and Dr. sat down with me and she proceeded to cry and say she hates to do this and that I'm a great worker BUT because I give her "attitude" she just can't work with me anymore because of it. After going back and forth for at least 15-20 minutes, I said I can't believe she is firing me because she just "doesn't like me", there was always tension between her and I from the moment I started working there. But, now with a new Dr. (the previous Dr. retired) she has ALL the control because the new Dr. who is very young and straight out of med school, just doesn't have the skills or experience with an office staff, so he let's her call all the shots. Also, I am the second person to get fired with in a 2 month period. So, I guess my question is, what should I say at my hearing?
Thank you in advance for any and all information.
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# rick b 2012-12-10 13:24
I was fired. From trucking company for receiving a cell phone ticket. One week prior all drivers received a letter stating any drivers that receive a ticket with D for driver will receive a 3 day suspension and second might result in termination. This was my first and only to ticket or problem in 18 months with them. Can I still receive benefits
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