Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.
To answer your question directly, an employer MUST legally compensated you for any work that you provide for them. If, for example, you missed 4 days of work but continued to receive calls from employees, managers, clients, and so forth, and continued to work, even in a limited capacity, you were not technically 'off'. Therefore you are entitled to compensation and payments. However, if when you missed work
you were not contacted and did not work, then legally the employer can dock your time based on the amount you did not provide the employer.
As for unemployment
, I am afraid you would not be eligible for benefits. Typically benefits are given under these 4 conditions:
1. If you are terminated without cause (a lay-off)
2. If you quit and prove that you were exposed to extensive and pervasive hostile
3. If the employer agrees to not contest your application.
4. In rare instances, if you quit because your spouse has to move for military or employment related reasons and you follow the spouse to the new state or locale.
Here, if you choose to quit, it would be a 'voluntary' termination
which would exempt you from pursuing benefits.
Hope that clarifies.