Can I quit because I have to move to a different city
can I quit my job and still qualify for unemployment because my job has refused to relocate me closer to my new home that I am moving to in a different city.
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Sounds as if you at least got the gist of what the burden is when quitting a job .. that it must generally be, attributable to the work, or an employer.. Correct?
But beyond that .. you left out so many variables that could make this situation go for, or against you, I can really only direct you to the basics of the burden someone must prove when moving.. if good cause is even a possibility.
First, having good cause to move is at it's core a personal reason to quit a job, unless it's the employer moving .. who makes commuting to and from your home .. impracticable for all intents and purposes unless you move then good cause might be wrapped up in all the legitimate reasons people have for opting not to move to follow a job.
But quitting when we move away from our job, is contingent on what state you would be collecting benefits from via a provision that creates an exception for moving that is contingent on the reasons why we choose to move.
Where is Fontana? I'm guessing it's California.
Usually, in a state that allows good cause for benefits for certain personal reasons, it's reasonable to expect you will be held to a standard of proving why your reason for moving was compelling and necessitous. California and Pennsylvania
would be instances of state laws set up like this.
Those two states, where UI laws do not specifically
restrict a quit to being attributed to the fault of an employer there is no need for a special provisions that might allow good cause to move, such as is the case when you follow a spouse.
But it also doesn't mean CA and PA aren't allowed to require an individual to prove the circumstance that drove them to move, were made for a reason so necessitous, any reasonable person would be compelled to make the same decision to move.
For instance, when a spouse accepts a job in a different city. You can prove it wasn't a lateral move made by your spouse to accept the same work at the same pay in a different city.
So, even in states where attribution of fault to the employer isn't required, or when a provision in law allows good cause to move to preserve family unity, or the commute isn't practical, you may be good to go .. unless your employer has a transfer policy that could be accessed by you. If you didn't document your pursuit of a transfer to continue with your employer, you may of given them an argument to legitimately dispute your right to collect UI for voluntarily quitting to move.
It's up to you George. I don't know if you can prove to whatever unemployment department you're dealing with that you made your move to a different city with good cause, but since you mentioned it, why your employer's refusal to relocate you closer to your home .. might carry the weight of your burden to prove.
All I know for sure about you and your benefits George, is that I know it will be up to you to put on your thinking cap and if it were me, well before quitting .. or moving. WHERE ARE THOSE RULES ABOUT GETTING UNEMPLOYMENT WHEN QUITTING TO MOVE?About Chris - Unemployment-Tips.com