I was laid off from a long-term job on March 31, 2012 for lack of work (reduction in force). I was given three months severance. On April 1, I interviewed for a new position with a large corporation. Two weeks later I was told (verbally) that I was hired and that I would start to work soon. As a result I never filed for unemployment from my previous job. My first day of employment was May 8, 2012. Unfortunately, the new job is not working out. It's something I did years ago and enjoyed. Now, at age 57 and after more than nine years in another field, it is no longer enjoyable and I'm having to relearn a lot more than I expected. Also, I'm being harshly criticize by one supervisor and being given contradictory instructions by another. I want to resign, but I need to know if I could still draw unemployment on the job I left at the end of March. This is in the state of Georgia. Thanks.
State/Country relating to question: Georgia
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Thank you for using Just Answer. If you require clarification, please feel free to post a follow up question.Unfortunately, if you leave you current employment voluntarily, you will not be eligible for unemployment. Even if you had filed immediately, leaving a subsequent job voluntarily would disqualify you from any benefits you qualified for from the previous RDF.If you are being treated in a discriminatory manner due to your age you may have a claim against your current employer, but, unfortunately, you unemployment benefits are not available in this type of situation.
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