Immediately! Don’t wait.Well, first, file your application for unemployment compensation benefits but then contact legal counsel. It is worth discussing the matter with an attorney, even briefly, to make sure that you have notbeen wrongfully terminated. This is especially true if you believe that you have suffered some form of discrimination and can articulate specific facts in support of that belief. Being fired from a job, whether you expected it or not, is very difficult to accept and understand. Speaking with an attorney will help you understand whether you have a claim and what your options are in proceeding.If possible, it is even more valuable to speak with an attorney prior to being let go so you can be in the best possible position to protect yourself.