"An employee who leaves work when asked by the employer to either resign or be fired, or an employee who resigns rather than agree to a forced leave of absence, has not left work of his or her own free will. In these situations, since the employee did not choose to quit, the employer is the moving party in the separation and the employee becomes involuntarily unemployed."
This makes me believe otherwise, and by saying "fired" upfront, a claimant makes things easier to get the UI people focusing on the correct issue. Don't forget that I "quit," and the UI people kept applying the "reasonable worker standard" to me. After I stopped saying I "quit," eventually someone figured out that my good job was taken away from me and the job I "quit" was actually a refusal of the new, crap job I was being offered as a substitute. That took 11 months. I probably could have trimmed it down to 2-1/2 months if I had told my story "correctly" when I applied.