Unless you have a written contract of employment with your employer, you are considered an employee-at-will. This means that there is likely little protection afforded you relating to unreasonable supervisors/bosses, as well as the typical office politics which can be so troublesome. In CA, employees are presumed to be "at will." At-will employees may be terminated for any reason—at any time, even a mistaken reason, they can have their hours or pay decreased and they can suffer a cut in their benefits, so long as it's not illegal or unlawfully discriminatory. Generally, employees who work under an employment contract can only be terminated for reasons specified in the contract. In your state, an employment relationship is at-will unless there is a defined duration for the employment contract or if the contract permits termination by the employer only under specified circumstances.
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Justification in quitting your job which might be persuasive to an Unemployment Insurance Appeals panel would include:
Some Reasons for Quitting that May NOT Be Serious Enough to Still Get Unemployment Benefits Are:
1. Can't find day care (unless it's your boss's fault)
2. Don't have transportation to work
3. Stress caused by the job, unless the employer made big changes to your work conditions
4. You didn't get a raise or promotion that was promised to you
5. You are not getting along with a co-worker
6. A small decrease in your hours, benefits, or pay rate
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