Sometimes my keyboard and mouse go crazy!?
You can one of two directionslie or tell the truth. Understand that most companies will fire you if you lie on an application, but most employers have a neutral reference policy which means they will only verify employment dates. Anything more in depth exposes them to the possibility of law suits. Now, you could say that your employer of 7 years was acquired by another company and a number of people, including yourself, were laid off. I suspect most employers are familiar with this scenario BUT there is some risk associated with it. I cannot imagine any situation where getting into the details of your firing can do anything but hurt your employment opportunities. I hope you remember the outcome and don't make a similar mistake in the future.
Its funny you brought this up. We just took a drive over to Lowes and bought a hose to spray all that nasty snow and salt out of the garage. Do you know that hoses can vary in price from a mere few dollars up to the hundreds? Im talking compaing hoses that are all the same length. they also come in varying lengths. They come in different shapes and colors too! You can get flat ones, skinny ones, fat ones, green ones, brown, black , red etc. So many choices. I had a negative experience with a cheap one but thats the limit of my experience. Went for the $50 one this time. good luck!!
I think you may have a case. Pay a employment attorney to see if it is worth your while to fight. You may get your job back. Don't get into details about your termination. Emphasize your good qualities on that job and, when pressed in an interview, let them know the company changed hands and you were one of many who were terminated because of an unfortunate circumstance without your input on the event or a warning. Don't lie, but I don't think the previous employer is allowed to give any information beyond your employment was terminated by them. On the applications, put in something like, desire experience and advancement with another firm, and leave it at that. In interview, you can give a positive spin to it by saying something like you were thinking of looking for another job and they gave you the intitiative to do just that! :)
Just don't put that particular job on the application
best advice is to tell the truth. If you are hired and they find out the real complete reason as to why you were fired, they can fire you on the spot.