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Hello there -
Unless you are a union member which offers protections to employees against the employer's legal right to terminate any employee at will for any reason or for no reason at all. Without a union then you are considered an "employee at will" and the company can terminate you for any reason or for no reason at all and unless you can prove that the company has unlawfully discriminated against you under Title VII / civil rights act due to your gender, race, religion, age (over 40), disability or sexual preferences then about the only claim you might have is to apply for unemployment benefits in your state (you see, although the company can terminate you without a reason, the company must justify the termination to the unemployment department OR the company will be ordered to pay you unemployment compensation while you seek new employment). SO, I do suggest that you claim unemployment benefits and then you can go from there while you wait to see if the employee unemployment benefits will just be available for you in this instance.
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