Unemployment insurance is a program that may provide you with money if you lose your job through no fault of your own. If you quit your job without meeting these requirements, you may be denied benefits because you will be considered to have voluntarily quit your job. Forced resignation is a form of constructive discharge. However, keep in mind that constructive discharges are decided upon on a fact basis and is left many times to the discretion of the appeals examiner.If you are an at-will employee, you can be fired for any reason or no reason, except unlawful discrimination.
If you do not have an employment contract or union to represent you, your recourse is limited.
You might find my Legal Guide helpful "Workplace Discrimination: A Basis for Wrongful Termination Claims"
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If you have a discrimination theory about hostile workplace conditions you'll need a lawyer. Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details. I would not go into this type of appeal hearing without an attorney and do not allow the hearing examiner to tell you otherwise.
Good luck to you.
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