I was being yelled at.. can I collect unemployment?

Q) I quit my job because I was lied to about my wages among other things from the person who hired me. I was being yelled at from a fellow employee who claimed to be manager can I collect unemployment?

A) In general, if you voluntarily quit your job, you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. However, there are certain situations in which you may be able to collect unemployment benefits after quitting your job, such as if you quit for a “good cause.”

Each state has its own definition of “good cause,” but it generally refers to situations where you had no other choice but to quit because of a serious problem or issue with your job, such as harassment or unsafe working conditions. If you can show that you quit your job for a good cause, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits.

If you quit your job because you were being yelled at, whether or not that would qualify as a “good cause” would depend on the specific circumstances of your situation. You may want to contact your state’s unemployment office to discuss your situation and see if you may be eligible for benefits.

Generally, if you quit your job, you are not eligible for unemployment. You receive unemployment when you are laid off due to lack of work. If you quit, that’s voluntary on your part. However, if you are forced to quit because of hostile working conditions, you may still qualify for benefits. Under the legal concept of “constructive discharge,” an employee who is forced to quit is treated as if he or she was fired — and will be eligible to collect unemployment. https://www.employmentlawfirms.com/resources/employment/unemployment/getting-unemployment-after-quitting-due-to-discrimination

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