Q) I worked for an employer for 5 or 6 years and they sold out to someone who at first seemed like it was going to be fairly similar. But after three years, procedures were being changed almost on a weekly basis. This being on-going for a month or so, I started getting things confused and for that reason I was demoted and told I wouldn’t get any certain hours. I haven’t quit yet, for money reasons, but would this qualify as a legitimate reason to be able to get unemployment benefits? I have two children that I am concerned about. Thank you.
A) I understand that you are concerned about your job security and the financial well-being of your family. It is important to note that the laws regarding unemployment benefits vary from state to state. In general, however, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits if you are laid off through no fault of your own. This could include being demoted or having your hours reduced.
In your case, it sounds like you were demoted due to a change in procedures that you were not able to keep up with. This could be considered a legitimate reason for unemployment benefits. However, it is important to note that the decision of whether or not to grant you benefits will ultimately be up to the unemployment office in your state.
If you are concerned about your eligibility for unemployment benefits, I recommend that you contact your state’s unemployment office. They will be able to provide you with more information about the specific requirements in your state and help you file a claim.
Depending on your state unemployment benefits requirements, you may be entitled to unemployment insurance if your hours were cut. If you were working full time for an employer and your hours were cut back. You may be eligible for partial unemployment benefits. Visit your state unemployment benefits website for more information and apply for benefits you may be entitled to.