Is it legal to be terminated after giving 2 weeks notice?

Just gave my 2 weeks notice with current employer and he terminated me on the spot, I am curious if there is any sort of compensation to make up for the 2 weeks I am unemployed.

1 answer  |  asked Jun 23, 2010 4:17 PM [EST]  |  applies to Arizona

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Francis Fanning
There is a form of compensation for the two weeks you are unemployed. It's called unemployment compensation.
Unfortunately, your courtesy in giving the employer your two week notice does not require your employer to reciprocate. I assume you don't have a contract that protects you from an arbitrary termination. If so, unless your employer's reason for terminating you was unlawful in some way, you don't have any recourse against the employer.
For more information about unemployment benefits, you can go to www.azdes.gov.

posted by Francis Fanning  |  Jun 23, 2010 6:01 PM [EST]

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