My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Texas
I was "laid off" from my job 2 1/2 weeks ago-I specifically asked if it was a layoff and my boss said "yes, I am laying you off." Yet, today I found out they claim to the unemployment commission I was terminated. Next step is that a claims examiner will speak with me and my former employer because of conflicting statements.
I was never written up or reprimanded for anything-and they told me I was being laid off because they were going in "a different direction" with my position. I just feel like I have no rights-any thoughts or direction on what I can do? In the past two weeks I am applying for jobs left and right...even out of state...just to get a job. I can't believe that they would give a completely answer than what I was told-is this legal?
I should also note that I believe they hired someone for my position, while I was still working there which is why I imagine I was let go. Thanks in advance for any assistance or direction.