Kings Mountain, NC asked in Employment Law for North Carolina

Q: Can I get unemployment benefits in NC for being fired for handing in a two week notice to resign?

I advised my employer on Thursday July 30, 2020 that I would be leaving my position two weeks from Monday August 3, 2020. Monday morning I get a text from the boss letting me go effective immediately. Can I receive unemployment benefits for my 2 weeks not worked due to being let go prior to the date I intended to do so. There is no misconduct involved. Simply my former boss being petty. I've looked online and of 100 answers to the same question, about 50 say I'm ineligible and the other 50 say I'm eligible and NONE are specific to North Carolina. Thanks

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Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
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A: The answer to your question will likely depend on whether you will be paid by the company for the remaining two weeks. If your employer has agreed to pay you for this time even though you're not working (either by agreement or as a severance benefit), then you will not be eligible for unemployment. However, if you won't be paid out during your notice period, then you should be eligible.

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