If you are fired for safety violations it is unclear whether you are eligible to collect unemployment. It is possible that your former employer will not fight your unemployment claim and you may be eligible to collect. However, given the nature of your termination, it is probably more likely that you will not be eligible to collect unemployment benefits. Regardless, you are entitled to a hearing regarding this claim. It may be in your best interest to consult an attorney if you are confused or overwhelmed going into this hearing.
If you have any questions regarding employment law in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.