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Regrettably, on those facts, no. If you were talking about the requirement to travel 5o to 60 miles to your job or even to relocate, that would be considered reasonable grounds to quit in order to find new employment.
Change alone is not enough. Their has to be a drastic change, such that any reasonable person would have no choice but to quit. I'm not saying that you are unreasonable....that is the actual legal term they use...the "reasonable person" standard. They apply what is called a "reasonable person" standard, which means they ask if the reasonable person would have no choice but to quit their job if they were asked to travel 12 miles to a new work location.
This is not going to be considered a significantly outrageous request as to allow you to quit and get unemployment.
Thanks. XXXXX wish it was different, I appreciate your facts. I guess it is time to be looking for another job.
I do wish I could tell you differently here, but I want to remain completely honest with you. The last thing I want is for you to move forward with a resignation expecting unemployment and then finding that it isn't there for you. That would cause much more harm than my giving you an answer now that, while not encouraging, is legally accurate.
OK, I guess I was hoping for an miracle.
I'm sorry. I wish that I could give you that miracle, but my job is to give accurate legal answers to the questions that people ask me.
That's all I can do here. To tell you anything other than the honest answer would ultimately end up harming you and I won't do that.
Forgot to ask how many hours per week must be worked to collect unemployment?