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I guess I thought if they terminated me as a lay off it would mean they could not contest unemployment benefits but if they terminated me for misconduct they could contest unemployment benefits because I deserved to be fired.
What they have to prove misconduct is some text messages that I sent to a girl I used to supervise. I sent them to her after hours and they were of a personal nature, but she gave them to the administration to get me fired. They also claim to have several complaints from other coworkers about my conduct during working hours (yelling, swearing, being too nosy about what they are working on, being confrontational, not sharing enough information when trying to coordinate equipment use). I do not feel that the correct complaints procedures were followed because complaints were taken direclty to the CEO, but feel it would be hard to prove this.
So given all of this, what are your recommendations?
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