Thank you for the quick response. I have another question related to voluntary quit in lieu of discharge. I have been reading up on some cases in CA similar to mine and here is what I have found. It looks like, in CA anyway, my unemployment claim would be approved based on the information provided below. Can you please comment on the copy and paste regarding the case cited below; if you agree, disagree and how this might help with approval of my unemployment claim. Thank you.
Quit in Lieu of Discharge
Title 22, Section 1256-1(d), provides:
An employee who leaves work when asked by the employer to either resign or be fired, or an employee who resigns rather than agree to a forced leave of absence, has not left work of his or her own free will. In these situations, since the employee did not choose to quit, the employer is the moving party in the separation and the employee becomes involuntarily unemployed.
When an employer allows a claimant to resign rather than be discharged, the option is usually given because the employer does not desire to affect the claimant's future employment possibilities with other employers by reporting his termination as a discharge. All such "resignations" will be characterized by the fact that the claimant had no choice relative to remaining employed. If he didn't resign, the employer would have discharged him. In such cases, the claimant's leaving is involuntary and will be treated as a discharge
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