Q) I recently just quit my job, due to problems with their policies. They suspended me 3 days no pay for absenteeism. There is 6 days two of which they sent me home vomiting and 3 of the days I had Dr’s notes for. They told me Dr’s notes do not matter to them. I get treated very unfairly. I’ve worked tons of overtime for them. I don’t see how this is fair nor right. So I quit , can I apply for unemployment till I find a new job. I’ve currently applied to over 20 different places. Thank you.
A) In most cases, if you quit your job you are not eligible for unemployment. However, if you left for a good reason such as not being paid, an unsafe or unhealthy work environment, a change in your job responsibilities, discrimination, health and safety risks on the job, or some types of family emergencies you may qualify for unemployment benefits.
General Requirements for Unemployment Benefits
Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.
Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid.
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