I resigned my position from my job on October 28th of this year after a 6 week maternity leave because I was unable to return to work as my son was born prematurely and required frequent doctor visits after we got home from the hospital. My employee status was listed as active until Dec 8th, when I finally contacted them and asked how long it would take because I was anxious to get my profit sharing information. The very next day I was "coded out" and I just received a letter today stating that I am ineligible for continuation of insurance benefits under COBRA because my "employment was terminated for one or more reasons amounting to gross misconduct." How can they have coded me out this way when I resigned?? Is this legal???