Q) Hi I worked at a hotel for 4 months on the Cape doing front desk plus security but i had to leave late December as i was working 11 to 7am shifts and i was by myself all night and was not safe I was verbally attacked by drug addicts on almost a nightly basis i am a single Mother with 2 kids living with me can I collect unemployment till I can find another job that i feel safe doing ?
A) If you have quit your job due to safety concerns, including being verbally attacked by drug addicts, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. However, the specific eligibility criteria for unemployment benefits vary by state, and it ultimately depends on the circumstances of your situation and the laws in your state.
In general, if you quit your job due to safety concerns, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits if you can demonstrate that you had no reasonable alternative but to quit because the work environment was unsafe, and you made reasonable efforts to address the issue with your employer. You may be required to provide documentation or evidence to support your claim, such as reports of the verbal attacks or other incidents that made the work environment unsafe.
It is important to note that each state has its own rules and requirements regarding eligibility for unemployment benefits, and the decision regarding your eligibility will be made by the state unemployment agency. I would recommend contacting your state’s unemployment agency to discuss your specific situation and determine if you are eligible for benefits.
You can get unemployment benefits if you quit your job because of unsafe working conditions. Any violence, threatening or verbal attacks will certainly qualify you for unemployment benefits.