Per Employee Handbook I am an "at will" employee, with no employment contract.
I perform my duties well, meet all deadlines and tasks asked to perform. I did not foresee this happening, nor was I lead to believe I was not performing to par. It just became a shock and my manager has not mentioned anything to me.
The only reason I can come up with is that I have taken several of my earned vacation hours and sick days off to attend to my medical needs. My superior seems annoyed when I am unable to make it to work due to illness or if I have a doctors appointment that requires me to take time off. With my company's standard work hours between 9:00am- 6:00pm it's very difficult to seek medical attention before or after these hours. And there's a strict policy that you can take your lunch hour between 12:00-2:00pm but have to be back at your desk working regardless by 2:00pm.
My main concern is if I stay until notified of my termination date if I will be eligible for EDD-CA Unemployment. would you say typically "at will" companies would challenge unemployment be paid?
On a personal note, I'm not going to lie, it hurts my feelings to find out this information without context to support the company's actions, and to carry on each day as if I am oblivious to this entire situation.
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