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Can I Collect?

Can I Collect?

If I had to quit my job because my boss refused to get me reasonable accommodations, can I collect unemployment? I can't work 12 hour days anymore. I asked for help with someone to work my evenings because I can work no more than 9 hours a day. He strung me along for three months, making promises he never intended to keep. I gave my 2 weeks notice yesterday. Am I eligible for unemployment?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

These rules vary from state to state. I would consult a labor lawyer. Also know, if they want to get rid of you, they will. I was told they had no funding for my position. They hired someone 4 weeks later. Be prepared for legal bills if you pursue this.

Go to ssa dot gov and look up the requirements for disability. They are pretty stringent. Most people are rejected twice before getting to an administrative law judge. This can take years. You need to know how you will survive during the process. Again, consult a disability lawyer.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

If you quit you won't be able to collect. If he won't accommodate I would call the unemployment office ASAP to find out your rights.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I don't think you can collect unemployment because you quit. Try going for disability.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

You can actually get a 504 written to accommodate the needs you have to have for your illness. You would need to go through your HR department and request one to be written for you. It is required for discrimination laws.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I was a General mgr & had employees Quit the company for various reasons & they filed for unemployment. As their x-employer, once I received their unemployment notice I could either accept it & they could receive unemployment or I could deny it, then a phone hearing was held & ultimately Unemployment decide if the employee was eligible or not. So in some cases a person can quit a job & receive unemployment benefits. BUT, that person will be expected to seek employment while receiving benefits.

posted about 5 years ago
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