I called out of work 3 days to care for my sick family member and my boss then approved it. I then called to let him know I can return to work on the 4th day and he said I was terminated. I was approved my unemployment and then the company wanted to fight it by stating I quit my job.
In New York you have the option of appealing an adverse ruling to an administrative law judge. Ultimately, the New York State Unemployment Division will make a determination after hearing from you and your former employer. If the final determination is that you voluntarily resigned then you will likely not be provided with unemployment benefits.