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Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. I am very sorry to hear about this situation involving your niece. What specifically is your question regarding this situation? Are you asking if she can appeal the denial of UI benefits? I very much look forward to helping you on this matter.
My apologies but I'm not quite sure I understand. By "a claim she can win" do you mean a lawsuit for wrongful termination, or do you mean a claim for unemployment benefits?
Your daughter would need to establish that no reasonable person genuinely desirous of being employed would h ave quit under the circumstances. In other words, that the hours were so unbearable that she had no choice but to quit. This is difficult to prove due to the general presumption that if you quit you did so voluntarily, but it is certainly possible to prevail, and your daughter stands nothing to lose by appealing. Instructions for appealing should have been contained on the denial letter she received.
If I can clarify anything at all for you, please do not hesitate to ask. It is my pleasure to assist you further if necessary....