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I have been on disability since beginning of May. I have

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I have been on disability since beginning of May. I have found another job. I'm wondering howi should word my resignation letter, and if i will have any implications due to resigning while on disabiilty
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: New Jersey
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I do not see anything in the employee handbook. b/c my employment is at will
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: i did when i was choosing to go on disability. the lawyer recommended disability due to my situation and work environment.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for the information and your question. Although we can discuss whether or not their are any legal issues raised by you resigning your employment, we would not be able to tell you how to word your resignation letter since we cannot form an attorney-client relationship via this forum, which would be required to advise you on wording of a letter. If you would like to discuss any questions you have about your resignation, please be specific about what you are concerned about.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If my employment is at will. and they couldn't fire me initially b/c they wanted to demote me due to disability. so then i was recomended by a lawyer to go on disability to find something else.
there is nothing in the employee handbook that says i have to return any disability.
my disability is set to end 7/2. my new job starts 7/11. i have appt with my psychiatrist tomorrow. should i request her extend for one week, and send letter of resignation for end of employment next friday? do you see any issues with that
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your reply. You will have to ask your attorney about any attempt at extension on your disability. However, if you want to resign, you can do so at any time if you are an "at will" employee and there would be no effect on any disability payments you have already received. If you want to receive all of your payments that you are now eligible for, then you can wait until your disability period ends and then submit your resignation to be effective immediately. There is no requirement you give two weeks notice unless you have a contract that says you do.

Please feel free to ask for clarification.

Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 1 year ago.

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