Thank you for the information. Unfortunately, unless your employer is willing to forego a resignation letter altogether and just put in your severance that due to being downsized or terminated for not being a "good fit" you are receiving severance, you really have very little chance of receiving unemployment benefits in Florida. You won't qualify for benefits if you are terminated for cause and you won't qualify for benefits if you voluntarily resign.
You actually have a better chance at winning your UI benefits if you are terminated than if you resign. At least when an employee is terminated for cause and the employer disputes their eligibility it is the employer's burden of proof to show that the employee intentionally or through gross negligence violated an established workplace rule, standard, policy, or failed to perform their duties properly. So, unless the employer could prove that you knew what you were doing was a violation of policy or a reasonable person would have, then they wouldn't be able to carry their burden.
If you resign, then you carry the burden of proof to show that you quit for "good cause" which you cannot do here since quitting instead of being fired is not good cause. So, you ultimately need to decide if you are willing to forego the severance pay unless the employer will say they are cutting you or terminating for not being a "good fit" and take a chance that if they terminate you that they cannot carry their burden of proof.
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