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It is complex. I quit one job due to another employees anger problem that couldnt get resolved. I took a position with another company. I took a post offer drug test was brought in an expained my job and was never called back about. So I took a position wher not knowing that it was an unsafe. I was told it was how they allways have been done.
Thank you for your follow-up.What governs in unemployment benefit cases is whether or not you were terminated without cause. If you were, you are potentially entitled to benefits. Terminating on your own is considered to be 'voluntary termination' and does not entitle you to benefits. This is expressly designed to keep people from quitting and obtaining benefits when they could still be employed. The two exceptions may be if the employer agreed to waive or not fight the unemployment petition, or if the employee quit based on pervasive and extensive hostile work environment. Any other reasons for quitting generally do not grant an employee the right to seek unemployment benefits.Good luck.
so as far as my last position. As far as unsafe, unchangable working conditions isnt grounds?
Thank you for your follow-up.My apologies but that would not count under state law. You would first have to contact the employer and HR to see if they will change conditions, then see if the conditiosn violate OSHA or other federal regulations. If they do not, there is no basis to quit. If the employer is in violation, then youw ould need to report to OSHA which then grants protection of being a 'whistleblower' and then termination of you would no longer be potentially possible. But quitting on your own otherwise does not provide protection as there is no evidence other than your own words that the employer was unsafe.Good luck.
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