Family emergency caused me to leave state and not finish temp assignment
I was laid off from my job in March. I applied and was approved for UC. In May, I accepted a temp-to-hire position with a 3 month probationary period (see if I like them, they like me, etc.) My probationary period is up August 6. I had to leave the state due to a family emergency and will probably not be back by this date. My agency is checking in with me and I am checking in with them. Technically, I am still employed by them. If they get someone else to fill in for me, or decide to go with another temp, or obviously do not offer me the job because I am not there to take it yet, can I file for benefits? I would still be reporting to them to see if they have another assignment.
You can, but don’t forget, you are not available for work due to your circumstances. Ability and availability for work is required to collect.
When you get home though, that self imposed restriction would be removed .. as long as you are still an employee of the temp agency and have complied with all their rules about requesting temp assignments and they can’t provide one .. but of course .. they may fight it and then the point of contention will be the reason of the family emergency .. so document, document, document all contact with the agency and any documentation which shows the emergency was a justifiable reason for requesting a leave.
You’ll need it .. at least in my experience with temp agencies.
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