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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. You could file for unemployment so long as the reason for your termination was through no fault of your own. Unemployment requires that those individuals who were not terminated for gross misconduct and were just terminated because of a decision made by the employer, then they can apply for unemployment. Even if you do not know the situation, you can tell the unemployment authorities that you do not know that you were terminated. If you have reason to believe it was a revenue issue, you can say that. That is not normally considered an issue of "gross misconduct." What they mean by "gross misconduct generally is that you stole, lied, cheated, or did something terrible to get fired.
You generally don't have a right to know why you were terminated at all, unfortunately. Employers can terminate you for any reason at any time unless you have a contract that says otherwise. I'm very sorry. You could always request; however, there's no legal right to know.
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You're certainly welcome. Your employer can provide some information to prospective employers without being liable for defamation; however, this is a qualified privilege. This means that they can be honest about their opinion of your professionalism and work ethic, but if they begin making up stories or relating things to future employers that are irrelevant, but damaging about you, then you could potentially sue them for defamation. I've been fired from three jobs before, and I can tell you that I usually just do not put down the reason why I stopped working at that place. If it comes up in an interview, I would probably suggest just explaining that you were let go because you had trouble selling, but they didn't go into details, so you suspect that it wasn't personal, but just a business decision. what other questions did you have for me today?