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Unfortunately, if you were not actually injured by the intentional misconduct of the employer, you could not sue the employer. Your only recourse is in filing for unemployment if you qualified. If you merely worked for them for 3 days, you would not qualify for unemployment under their unemployment benefits, you would have to qualify under your previous employer's benefits and if you prove that you quit because the terms and conditions were so intolerable (in this case dangerous) to the reasonable employee, then that is good cause for a voluntary quitting, but your entitlement to unemployment would be based on your previous employment, because you were not working long enough for this employer to qualify under their account.
If you have enough time to qualify under your previous employer and the only reason they are claiming you are denied is because the VQ was not for good cause, then you need to file an appeal and if you have exhausted your appeal to the unemployment division, you need to appeal to court as long as you are within the time stated on the denial of benefits appeal letter you received. If you have missed that time to appeal, I am afraid you would no longer have recourse to continue to pursue the matter.
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You have to prove that you quit for good cause, which under law means you have to prove that the terms and conditions of your employment were so intolerable that the reasonable employee could not have continued. That is why we tell people to use unemployment law attorneys on these appeals, because the unemployment attorneys do not charge money up front and there are very specific legal arguments that have to be made to show that there was indeed good cause for leaving and a certain way evidence of that good cause needs to be presented and if someone does it incorrectly it could throw off the whole case.
If you still have time to appeal to the court, you need to get your appeal of the benefit denial filed or your case is over I am afraid. Your only recourse here is in the unemployment process.