Minnesota Unemployment If You Get Fired

Generally, in Minnesota 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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# Matt 2011-01-31 09:56
I had a house fire and there was no available housing for me to move into so I was forced to move because of the fire and then I had a talk with my employer and I quit because I was not going to be able to to my job the way they wanted me to. Now I have been declined unemployment in MN does that sound right to you?
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# lindsey 2011-03-08 13:52
I was fired due to breaking having a beer at home on my own time, because I had signed something stating id stay away from all mood altering chemicals for a year, I had no idea I signed this paper 7+ months ago. She stated she had to due to licensing, but it states all mood altering chemicals and technically that'd include caffeine and nicotine, others drink and others that signed the same paper drink caffeine and smoke but don't get fired. I feel like I was singled out.
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# COURTNEY 2012-12-10 08:50
Ive been working at the same place for about 4.5 years and am on a sort of probation period due to attendance. Today there was the 3rd largest blizzard in Minnesota since 1982. i was 30 mins late sue to driving conditions and may be fired. Do i qualify for unemployment? i work at least 32hrs a week also
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# Amy 2013-03-10 14:03
Hey Courtney
I am dealing with the same issue plz let me know what you find out. I think its horrible that an employer would force us to risk our lives in bad weather and on bad roads to come to work when there are probably many that work there who live near by. There should be a law against this...
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# Judy 2013-02-19 09:00
I was fired due to violating a staff boundaries policy. I confronted another staff in front of clients. As a back up to this mistake I made....they added on violating prevention of workplace violence onto it. Others have also done this but haven't been turned in and fired for. I also had a supervisor that gave me different rules than my coworkers. She also had people watching me. I was supposed to set an example to clients and be professional. My supervisor marked me late once but not the guy that I walked in right behind. We walked in right on time and I was only one marked late. Many coworkers said I wasn't late even. Tell me how she was being professional or setting example. My coworkers would be given information but nit me so, if I did or didn't do something how the supervisor wanted it....I'd get in trouble. My coworkers just assumed I was given same information so they never mentioned anything to me. She also asked my one coworker if I was the reason the top of the one cart was dented from me sitting on it. Starters.....I only sat on corner, not weak center, same as others. All of the carts were that way and there was only one I ever sat on corner of but it was nice that she made insinuations of my weight to my coworkers. I was only one told not to sit at work at all, either. The others weren't told this though. I know this because we communicated and I don't think the supervisor thought that we would. That's a hostile work environment. Even others saw I was targeted and commented on it. Shouldn't I be fired for unprofessionali sm if my supervisor isn't professional herself? I've had no luck finding employment and my job hung me at my appeal for being denied unemployment. So I was turned down twice for it. I fear no one will hire me because I was terminated and that my old job will keep me from getting a new one.
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# Terminated 2013-04-06 20:59
I was terminated from my employer and they want me to sign a form that stated "I resign in leiu of termination." If I sign the form, can I still collect unemployment benefits? I was terminated because I did not pass my employers training program, no flagerant issues, and no performance issues. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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# Sam 2013-08-24 19:10
I have been an employee of a bank in MN from 09/2010 and was being reimbursed for living accommodations. Last week the bank provided me a 60 day notice and indicated that my position is safe but the travel benefits have been eliminated. My last day is oct 20, 2013. Due to the change of circumstance by my employer and no choice of my own can I receive MN unemployment? I have paid Mn state tax since 2009 and during a brief layoff in 2011 received unemployment from MN . Please advise. thanks
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# Jon kaufenberg 2017-06-22 06:59
I was locked out from my job about a month ago I was told I was not fired or terminated I was being temporary let go due to health issues and poor attendance. Should I have legally signed a document being through a temp agent.. I have not been able to collect benefits because employer is stating otherwise of departure. Than In Was told
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# Lm 2017-09-29 12:04
I was fired because my new boss ( not the one that hired me) said I had poor job performance. Will I be eligible for unemployment? I busted my butt and did everything I was asked to do! The person that hired me was shocked- they were still in management department. The new boss, only being there 2-3 months before she fired me. I’m so confused and devastated by this!
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