Q) I had a 2 year contract with Boehringer Ingelheim and the contract ended. Can I receive unemployment benefits?
A) Whether or not you are eligible for unemployment benefits after your 2-year contract with Boehringer Ingelheim has ended would depend on a number of factors, including the laws and regulations of the country or state in which you reside, as well as the specific terms of your employment contract and the reasons for the contract ending.
In general, if you were employed as a regular employee during the 2-year contract and were not terminated for cause, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits once the contract ends, assuming you meet other eligibility criteria such as having worked a certain number of hours or weeks during your employment. However, if your contract was for a fixed term and you had no expectation of continued employment beyond the 2-year period, you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits.
It’s important to note that unemployment benefits vary widely by country and state, so it’s best to check with your local employment agency or job center to determine whether you are eligible for unemployment benefits after your contract ends. They can also provide information on the specific requirements and application process for unemployment benefits in your area.
In general, if you have worked full time for 2 years you qualify for unemployment benefits. Working for two years should more than satisfy your state work hour requirements.
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.