Originally Posted by ziggy29
I wonder, when this happens, are you eligible for unemployment? If you said you intended to resign (say) two weeks from now and they walk you out, were you involuntarily terminated? (I suppose they may be able to get out of this if they send you out with two weeks' pay -- essentially treating it as two weeks notice to a voluntary termination with two weeks of paid leave at the end -- but I don't know.)
Unemployment varies by state, but generally, if you give notice and your employer decides to terminate without paying you for the notice period, you are eligible for unemployment compensation for the period during which you were willing to work. In California, there's a one week waiting period from the day you file, so the most you could collect in your scenario would be one week's unemployment compensation, which maxes out at $450 (assuming you earn more than $900/wk).