Q) I’ve been working at my job For 2 months now. Now they are sayin I have to use my own personal vehicle to drive to all of our facilities. No where in my job description does it say I have to use my personal vehicle. So I was wondering if I can refuse and collect unemployment until I find another job.
A) It is possible that you could refuse to use your personal vehicle for work and collect unemployment until you find another job. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
First, you will need to check your state’s laws to see if they allow employees to refuse to use their personal vehicles for work. In some states, employees are allowed to refuse to use their personal vehicles for work, while in other states, employees are not allowed to refuse.
Second, you will need to check your employment contract or employee handbook to see if it says anything about using your personal vehicle for work. If your employment contract or employee handbook says that you are required to use your personal vehicle for work, then you may not be able to refuse.
Third, you will need to talk to your employer about your concerns. Explain to your employer that you are not comfortable using your personal vehicle for work and that you would like to be reimbursed for your mileage. If your employer is unwilling to reimburse you for your mileage, then you may want to consider refusing to use your personal vehicle for work.
If you do refuse to use your personal vehicle for work, your employer may fire you. If you are fired, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. However, you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits if you are fired for refusing to use your personal vehicle for work.
It is important to talk to an attorney to get more information about your specific situation and to find out what options are available to you.
In most cases, if you quit your job you are not eligible for unemployment. However, if you left for a good reason such as not being paid, an unsafe or unhealthy work environment, a change in your job responsibilities, discrimination, health and safety risks on the job, or some types of family emergencies you may qualify for unemployment benefits.