What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? PA
I was recently let go from my job because my employer found out that I was a candidate for another position with a different company. I received numerous praises for my job and a few promotions and raises to go along with it. I never had any negative marks with my actual job performance. The reason I was a candidate for another job is because when I moved here, my position became a remote position and was explicitly told that there would be no opportunity to get any type of promotion due to being remote. I also had to step down to the lowest position at my company and I am being currently paid about 1/2 of what a person of my equal education/experience would be making. A senior manager of a client for my company submitted my name for a position that is located in my city and referred me because he thinks I do an excellent job. (they offer no remote jobs, otherwise they would hire me)
Not sure if any of that is relevant, but once my boss found out, let me go and threw a fit about how I was abandoning the company and client. (I personally think he was upset that he got a person of my quality at 1/2 the price he'd have to pay someone else) and then stated he would fight me on unemployment benefits because I left for another job. The thing is, I don't even have the job and I am against some tough candidates and it is not even guaranteed that I will be offered the position.
My contention is that I was not fired for any work related performance, I never did any type of interviewing during work hours and my performance never suffered. In the chance that I do not get the job, will I be able to apply for unemployment benefits.
I had been at my job for 6 years now