What exactly does "unfavorable circumstances" mean in the following question:
"Have you ever been terminated from any employment, or did you resign while you were under investigation, or after being informed discipline would be taken, or under any other unfavorable circumstances?"
I left/was forced out of a company years ago. At the "termination
meeting", they told me they had to let me go. I asked why. They didn't provide me with an answer, just that I knew why. But I didn't know why. When I got out of the meeting, the HR woman wouldn't tell me either. She just said that I would get unemployment benefits
For a month prior to that meeting my boss had been on the rampage to try and get me out. Eventually they took something I said and made it into a violation. He had me sign something that said I did something wrong. He said that if I didn't sign it, I would be fired.
After I left/got terminated, they circulated an email internally saying that I had left to pursue a job at another company.
To this day, I still don't know the "official" reason of my resignation/termination. And I am not certain how to answer this question above, and how I should explain the departure to my future employers.
My husband says that it was not under unfavorable circumstances because I did nothing wrong, that I got unemployment
, so therefore there was no misconduct on my part. He says that they probably have in their files the official reason for departure as my resignation, and that they just had me sign that document stating I was at fault for defensive purposes in case I sue them or something.
Is he right?
How should I answer the above question?