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Resigning in lieu of termination in the state of Washington?

Lake Oswego, OR |

I was forced to resign in lieu of termination in the state of Washington. I am being terminated because an employee of mine made accounting errors that I did not catch at the time. I was able to retrieve the money that was missing for the company and was terminated anyways because the company said I could have lost them a lot of money. Just wondering if I resign, due to the fact that I will be terminated, can I still collect unemployment?

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Attorney answers 1


You should re-post your question and use a Washington city as the location so that Washington attorneys will see the post and (hopefully) respond. You really need a Washington attorney to answer this question.

No, in my experience one significant reason employers try to get a person to resign in lieu of being terminated is to avoid having to pay unemployment benefits to the person.

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