This is unfortunately a somewhat common scenario. The employee tries to do the right thing and gives the standard two-week notice. The employer for some reason takes the resignation personally and terminates employment before the notice time has expired. The employee is left without income for the period between jobs.
The employer in this scenario did not "employ" you that last week, thus it does not owe you wage
. That it was at their discretion is not relevant to the analysis - only that you did not work the entire last week, which is a permissible salary deduction
under the law. On the other hand, you informed the employer that you were ready, willing and able to work until the the end of the second week. This would qualify you for unemployment insurance
payment for that last week, if that is any conciliation to you. You can learn how to file for unemployment here
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