I was fired for excessive unexcused absences. Under CA law, am I eligible for unemployment benefits?

I did sign paperwork on a warning.

Asked on April 26, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If you are fired for excessive absenteeism, you have been fired "for cause." If you are fired "for cause"--for doing something wrong, as opposed to merely being a bad fit for the job or company, or being cut because a budget or project is cut--then you are not eligible for unemployment benefits.


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