Can I collect unemployment benefits if fired for having an active warrant?

I’m in California. During my employment I got a warrant for Driving on a suspended
license and not attending court. I was then let go from work because of the active
warrant. I do not drive for the company, it is a simple warehouse position I held. Can
I collect unemployment benefits still?

Asked on September 13, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If your receiving a warrant violated company policy and/or constitued misconduct, then you were fired for "cause". This means that you are ineligible for unemployment benefits. 

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