I got fired from a job due to inability to get along with my co-worker, will I still get unemployment?

A co-worker and I didn’t get along due to her yelling at me and other co-workers. When that co-worker yelled at me I yelled back which resulted in me getting fired.

Asked on February 29, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New Mexico


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

As long as you were not fired "for cause," you are eligible for unemployment. A for-cause termination is typtically for insubordination, for violating company policy, for theft or other criminal activity, or for excessive or unauthorized absenteeism. It is not usually for simplly not getting along with a co-worker, though it is possibly your employer may choose to characterize your yelling on site as insubordination; if they do that, you could try to present evidence to the contrary, that you were not being insubordinate to management.

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