Does the following constitute “good cause” for unemployment?
I have been with the company for 10 yrs now and have always gotten great reviews. This past year has been very difficult for me and I have used up a lot of fmla time. I have already talked to a manager and HR Rep about my situation. My child is 12 and been on medication for ADHD and migraines since he was 4. I have been diagnosed with bi-polar depression and am currently taking rx drugs and in treatment. I don’t have a car and depend on my sister for transportation (she works at the same facility)My son will be out of school and I can’t afford quality care for him, he can not be left alone because when his medicine starts to wear off, he becomes a danger to himself or others(impulse control…extremely hyperactive. I am 48 and really stressed out over the situation which isn’t helping my b-polar depression. My sister who I ride with is bi-polar and has mood swings that put me in tears, or put me on edge waiting for the bomb to drop. My work place isn’t on the busline and other than my sister I have no way to get there. I come in already 1 hour and half later than everyone else so that I can get my son off to school.
Generally the answer is no. Unfortunately not being able to “afford” childcare is not good cause because it is a personal reason not attributable to the employer.
It’s the “attributable to the employer part that is your problem.
Since your central issue is childcare costs, I think you need to be looking at how you can resolve this problem.
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