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While an employer in this circumstance typically has the right to end the employment relationship, due to the fact that employment is "at will" absent an agreement to the contrary in NJ, the terminated employee should have no trouble getting approved for unemployment benefits. This is so because in order to be denied benefits the employer would have to establish that the employee was terminated for reasons amounting to "misconduct," which is defined generally as conduct evidencing a willful or reckless disregard for the interests of the employer. This is a very high standard. Things like showing up to work drunk, stealing or cursing at customers are good examples of misconduct.
Ultimately it's up to the unemployment office and not your employer whether you were terminated for misconduct, and here it is very clear that misconduct is not the reason you are being let go. Therefore, your odds of getting approved for unemployment are extremely high.
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