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It is highly unfortunate, but the general rule in PA is that employment is "at will" absent an express agreement to the contrary. At will employment can be terminated for any reason not amounting to discrimination on the basis of a legally protected trait (race, religion, gender, etc.) or retaliation for engaging in certain forms of legally protected conduct (filing a wage claim, taking FMLA leave, etc.). It doesn't matter whether the basis for termination is fair, reasonable or even true.
If you believe that you were terminated because of a legally protected trait or activity, it would be prudent to retain a local attorney and proceed with a claim for wrongful termination. Otherwise, though, I'm afraid your only options are to file for unemployment, as you have done, and attempt to reason with your employer to get them to reconsider their decision.
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