Can Servers Get Unemployment?

The laws regarding unemployment benefits vary from state to state, and you should be sure to research the law in your state. In most states, like any employee, restaurant servers are entitled to unemployment benefits under certain circumstances. In general, according to FindLaw.com, if you quit your job or you are fired due to misconduct, you are not eligible for unemployment. If you are laid off due to no fault of your own, you will likely qualify.