My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: California
I was working for my employer part time (retail store) for 6 years and 5 months, while putting myself through school (currently working on a Master's degree) . I was fired due to misconduct of purchasing clearance merchandise and returning and rebuying 16 days later because the merchandise went down substantially in price. It was all still new and i did not receive money back, instead i choose to use the credit on work clothes. This was all a difference of about 30 dollars. I have always returned and rebought clearance clothing when it went down in price without ever receiving a warning that i would be terminated for doing so, usually within a few weeks time. A lot of other employees do it as well as managers. We also do it for customers when they get angry enough. A new security manager started 3 weeks prior and decided to enforce gray area rules. I got called into the office, asked to write a statement apologizing that what i did was wrong, etc. 2 weeks later i was fired over the whole situation. I filed for unemployment benefits and just found out i was denied.I filed for an appeal and have a court day next week. What should i expect? Any tips on how to win my case would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.