Article from the NY Times that details a growing trend. Companies are firing people for things like misconduct so they won’t have to pay unemployment benefits. Ralph Reese’ s story is disgusting and I hope that Whole Foods has to do more than just pay his unemployment. But I’m not sure if you can get more damages for having been wrongly denied a benefit…but the bottomline is that more employers are making it harder for employees to collect unemployment. I was luckly-when my office decided to give me the heave-ho, it was because they were eliminating my position which is a green light to unemployment. So make sure you check the rules for receiving unemployment in your area before you poop on your boss’s desk.