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Unfortunately, if you do not accept the new offer, your employer may object to your application for unemployment benefits because you turned down a suitable job offer. As you know, in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits, you must be unemployed for not fault of yours. Also and more importantly, you cannot voluntarily quit your job. So, you may want to try to work there where you search for a new employment. However, you must decline to do anything illegal. If you are asked to to do it, then you can quit and then apply for unemployment benefits citing the illegal directives as your reason for being forced to leave.