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I was not fired but felt I had to quit my job. It was becoming a very unsafe environment. Is there any help.

Q) So I was not fired by not fault of my own but I felt I had no choice but to quit my job of ten years. It was becoming a very unsafe environment both mentally and physically on my health. Is there anyway the state can help me?

A) You can get unemployment benefits if you quit your job because of unsafe working conditions.

Examples of job-related reasons

  • Unsafe or unhealthy working conditions, including dangerous working conditions or equipment;
  • A transfer to unsuitable work (a different kind of job that is not right for you
  • An employer changes the job, such as giving you fewer hours (so you are not full -time anymore), paying you less than before, or not paying you the minimum wage. The change must be permanent, not just for a short time; or
  • Unlawful discrimination or harassment, including sexual, racial, or other unreasonable harassment. Source: https://www.masslegalhelp.org/employment-unemployment/ui-if-quit

 




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  1. 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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  1. Similar experience, but I was in person. The security guard was super rude! I asked her if I was in the right place, and she rudely replied, “you’ll need to talk to her!” I made several attempts to ask if I was simply in the correct building, but she kept repeating the same thing. I asked her name, but she would not give it to me. Then a black man with a speech impediment walks over and tells me that I cannot take pictures with my cell phone after I took her picture. I asked to see the policy, but he did not produce one. Instead he pointed to a sign on the wall that read, “please silence your electronic devices.” I was very upset by this point, and I left. They are miserable people, and I praise God that I never have to see them again!

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