Search This Site.

Can you quit because you had a subpoena to go to court and were not allowed time off?

by Jeff
(Wichita, KS.)

I was required to go to court and put in a PTO request well in advance of the date explaining the reason for time off was that I had to go to court. I had over 40 hours of PTO available and when the new schedule became available I was scheduled to work on that date. I checked the PTO request page and my request had been rejected. I tried to contact the court, and was told that if I did not show up on the date and time that a warrant for my arrest would be issued. I called in to work in advance on the day scheduled and told them that I could not come in today because I had to go to court. When I got back to work, the boss was very upset and told me that he had some papers for me to sign. I was upset that I was going to be written up when I had PTO available, I had asked off well in advance, and since the case had been continued, I would have to go through the whole thing again in less than a month and I quit my job.

Hi Jeff,

Very doubtful. If you had just counter documented on that write-up why you had to take the day off and ditto for any further write-ups for the same situation and the employer ever fired you for attendance .. then you would have been able to collect unemployment.

Click here to post comments

Return to Quitting and Unemployment.

} }