Should I resign my job before I am fired?

Texas Attorney at Law

You can still make a claim for wrongful termination even if you quit your job if you can prove that your job conditions were so bad that no reasonable person would stay and work. However, resigning your job can make it more difficult to make a claim so you should not resign your job until you and I talk. Resigning can have many bad results including sometimes not being able to obtain unemployment benefits. If your employer brings you in and says "either you resign or we are going to fire you", I generally would advise you to let them fire you so that you have a better chance of getting unemployment benefits and there is then no dispute that you have been fired. You may be able to get unemployment benefits even if you do agree to resign instead of being terminated under some conditions. Every case is unique and we would need to discuss your case so that I can better advise you on what action to take.


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