The easiest first, if you believe you qualified for COBRA and the employer isn't now trying to say you were terminated for a reason that would disqualify you and the employer has failed to send you the paperwork, your recourse would be to file a complaint witht he State Department of Labor which oversees the COBRA matters and any penalties would be in the form of fines to the employer by the DOL and them forcing the employer to allow you access to the benefits.
Next, wrongful termination to most laymen means anytime they were terminated for something they do not think was proper, but in the legal field it has a much narrower meaning. Absent a written contract
to the contrary, you are an at will employee. At will employees can be terminated for no reason or for any reason that is not based solely upon your age/race/sex/disability or in retaliation for reporting something you had a legal right to report to the employer. Other than these reasons the employer can fire you even for mistaken reasons. Your sole recourse against the employer, absent the discriminatory reasons, is in unemployment if they try to deny your benefits claiming you were fired for misconduct and in that case you would appeal the denial of benefits and you would seek to have unemployment find your termination without good cause, but all this does is get you benefits since the employer can still fire an at will employee without good cause.
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