Can I Get Unemployment If I Take a Leave of Absence & Get Fired?

Category: Business

Your right to an unemployment check depends on your state's laws and the reason you're unemployed. In many states, you're usually entitled to unemployment after you're fired. Other states, such as Ohio, won't let you claim unemployment benefits if you were fired for "just cause," such as violating company rules. If you're fired while on leave, the circumstances determine whether you get unemployment.