The company I worked for for the past 5 years was a franchise. It was sold back to corporate as of a week and a half ago. They let go of 2 of our employees, so our staff went from 5 to 3. They also increased the expectations of my work hours go to 45 to 50 hours per week, I was previously doing 30 hours per week. My question in wether or not resigning from my position would be considered "good cause." In the past 9 months I have had two major surgeries on my right leg, one on my hip and a very invasive surgery on my ankle (where they went into the foot in two places at the same time) I have only just started to walk this past month after being restricted from any weight bearing at all for over 2 months. I am able to work, just not the expectations that they set forth. I have read the physical job requirements to my surgeon and she has stated that doing all they ask will aggravate my foot and slow the healing process considerably. So would resigning from my position in order to find a different one that would not impact my healing so severely be considered "good cause." And would I be able to collect unemployment
while I search for a new job? Thank you for any help and assistance you can provide.
JA: Because employment law
varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No, not yet.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I'm not sure, I guess just that the expectations have increased beyond what my healing process can handle and my doctor has documented this accordingly. Due to lack of employees in this area I do not qualify for FMLA
, and with the restrictions I currently have the company is not able to offer "reasonable accommodations" for the position I'm currently in