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I was given the choice to resign or be terminated. I have a

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I was given the choice to resign or be terminated. I have a very physical job that I am unable to perform. The company has written me up for non-compliance for paperwork and not following processes. Same terms for the termination. Which option should I choose in order to apply for unemployment.
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If you resign, then the burden is on you to prove why you should be eligible for unemployment because a resignation can be considered voluntary unless it is forced. You would then have to prove that you were forced to resign or be terminated if the employer contested your benefit claim.
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But if you let them terminate you, then you would be eligible and the burden would be on the employer to show why you would not be eligible.
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So given the choice between resigning and having to prove I was eligible or being fired and putting the burden on the employer to prove why I wasn't, I would rather be fired.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My District mgr met with me yesterday to do the "duty" and I asked her to hold off so I could have my MRI which was scheduled for today and it had taken a month for the company insurance to approve it. She reluctantly agreed. Should I contact her tomorrow and ask for the termination?

I would simply tell her that you have decided not to resign. Then it would be up to her whether she terminated you or not.
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Assuming she does, you should immediately file for unemployment.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have been with the company less than a year, and my previous employer laid me off due to economic reasons. I only collected 9 weeks of unemployment last summer. If I resign, could the state just go back to the previous employer? Or does this just improve my chances for acceptance for unemployment benefits?

Yes, they will look at the current employer to see if you have worked there long enough to qualify for benefits under that employment. If not, they will then go back to your previous employer for eligibility.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

OK thank you for the advice. I feel better informed and can make the right decision financially. Thanks again.

You are very welcome. Glad I was able to help.
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