You don’t get Employment Insurance (EI) benefits if you were fired because of misconduct.

Misconduct usually means doing something wrong on purpose. It’s more than not being able to do the job well. Here are some examples that might be misconduct:

  • threatening or violent behaviour
  • destroying company property on purpose
  • being late or away from work without permission
  • disobeying an order from your employer

Your employer might be wrong about what the law says is misconduct. So, it’s a good idea to apply for EI even if you were fired.

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