Q) I recently just quit my job, due to problems with their policies. They suspended me 3 days no pay for absenteeism. There is 6 days two of which they sent me home vomiting and 3 of the days I had Dr’s notes for. They told me Dr’s notes do not matter to them. I get treated very unfairly. I’ve worked tons of overtime for them. I don’t see how this is fair nor right. So I quit , can I apply for unemployment till I find a new job. I’ve currently applied to over 20 different places. Thank you.
A) I understand that you quit your job due to problems with their policies. They suspended you 3 days no pay for absenteeism, even though you had doctor’s notes for some of those days. You feel that you were treated unfairly and you are wondering if you can apply for unemployment benefits until you find a new job.
Whether or not you can apply for unemployment benefits depends on your state’s unemployment laws. In general, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits if you are unemployed through no fault of your own. This means that you must have been laid off or fired for reasons that are not your fault. If you quit your job, you may still be eligible for unemployment benefits if you can show that you had good cause to quit.
In your case, it sounds like you may have good cause to quit your job. Your employer suspended you without pay for absenteeism, even though you had doctor’s notes for some of those days. This suggests that your employer was not accommodating your medical needs. Additionally, you say that you were treated unfairly and that you have worked tons of overtime for them. This suggests that you may have been subjected to a hostile work environment.
If you decide to apply for unemployment benefits, you should be prepared to provide documentation to support your claim. This documentation may include:
- Your doctor’s notes for the days that you were sick
- Any documentation of your employer’s unfair treatment of you
- Any documentation of your overtime work
You should also be prepared to answer questions about why you quit your job. You should explain that you quit because you were being treated unfairly and that your employer was not accommodating your medical needs.
If you are denied unemployment benefits, you may be able to appeal the decision. You should contact your state’s unemployment office for more information on how to appeal a denial.
I hope this information is helpful. Good luck!
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.
General Requirements for Unemployment Benefits
Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.
Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid.