Q) If I had put in a 2 week notice at work and my employer let me go before that because she said it would not be worth the time to train me and then leave. Would I be able to draw my unemployment.
A) Whether or not you can draw unemployment after putting in a 2-week notice depends on the specific circumstances of your resignation. In general, you are not eligible for unemployment benefits if you quit your job voluntarily. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits if you quit your job for good cause, such as if you were being harassed or discriminated against. You may also be eligible for unemployment benefits if you quit your job due to a lack of work, such as if your employer laid you off or closed down.
To determine if you are eligible for unemployment benefits after putting in a 2-week notice, you should contact your state’s unemployment office. They will be able to review your specific situation and determine if you are eligible for benefits.
Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to file for unemployment after putting in a 2-week notice:
- Your eligibility for benefits will depend on the reason you quit your job. If you quit your job for good cause, such as if you were being harassed or discriminated against, you may be eligible for benefits. However, if you quit your job for personal reasons, such as if you were unhappy with your job or wanted to pursue a new career, you may not be eligible for benefits.
- Filing for unemployment may affect your relationship with your former employer. If you file for unemployment after putting in a 2-week notice, your former employer may be less likely to give you a good reference in the future.
- Filing for unemployment may delay your ability to start your new job. If you are approved for unemployment benefits, you will need to continue to file for benefits until you start your new job. This could delay your start date by a few weeks or even a few months.
When you quit from your job you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. In most situations, if you resign voluntarily you are not eligible. However, if you resign for good cause you may be able to collect unemployment benefits. Good cause could include, for example, not being paid, discrimination, unsafe working conditions, a change in your job duties, health and safety risks on the job, or some types of family emergencies.
Due to the fact the each state administrates their unemployment benefit program differently and has different eligibility requirements it’s always best to visit your state website to view that information. After viewing the eligibility requirements you can (on some State’s Unemployment Website) file your claim online.
Accessing eligibility requirement on your state website can sometimes be time consuming so we have made that information available below. Just click on your state link for information on your Unemployment Eligibility Requirements.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to file for unemployment after putting in a 2-week notice is a personal one. You should weigh the pros and cons of filing for benefits before making a decision.