I am wondering what the best answer is to a termination question at an interview. I was terminated due to what they allege as misconduct, which I won at my Unemployment Compensation Appeals Hearing.
I was the HR Administrator for my company. A female employee made several complaints against a male co-worker for harrassment and discrimination, which I had documented. I took these complaints to my supervisor and he agreed with the her regarding the behavior of this male employee, yet he did not do anything to address the situation. The female employee requested a meeting which these allegations were discussed. She also stated that she would pursue legal action against the company.
I discussed with my supervisor that there was documentation regarding her complaints and evidence to prove her case and the fact that we did not act upon it. I also stated that we would not be able to honestly defend our company. I was terminated for willful misconduct three days later.
It was a relief on my part, but as a HR administrator, I know that terminations of this sort are not highly looked upon. What is the best way to respond to this question?