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I am sorry to read about your difficulties. Your options are quite limited here. If you do not want to be unemployed for a while or cannot afford to be unemployed at all, then you need to take your time in finding another suitable employment before quitting this one. As you know, if you quit, you would not be eligible for unemployment compensation. Have you considered asking the staffing company to look for a comparable position for you elsewhere? Then, when you get the new job, you can give your current employer a notice of your resignation. So, you may consider postponing giving your notice of resignation until you have accepted another job offer and has a specific start date. Otherwise, you may find yourself with no job for quite a long time and with no unemployment benefits. Let me know if you need additional information.
The staffing agency and the company have a 6 month contract, they need cause to violate the contract. I will ask the staffing company to place me elsewhere and I'm actively interviewing for other positions.
In the meantime, I am signing my name and reputation to 21 CFR Part 11 documents and other documentation that is open to FDA inspection should the pharma client succeed in gaining approval of this drug.
There are ongoing fraudulent activities, misrepresentation and more.... I am in a legal and ethical decision making process.
Any further advice? I have an employment attorney and can proceed with her.
Response: If you are being asked to do something illegal, you should not do it. However, to protect yourself, you should file complaint with the regulatory authority—with the FDA. After doing that, you can give your notice of resignation and actually state the reason for your resignation. You are doing this to make sure that you would be eligible for unemployment benefits. Generally, if you voluntarily leave you job, you would not be eligible for unemployment benefits. However, if you are forced to quit, if you are being asked to do something that is questionable on a daily basis, it is most likely that you would be eligible for unemployment benefits under that circumstance.
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