I am in New jersey, and I just quit my job because when I came back from my maternity leave my job changed and things were not the same, can I collect?.

by Ana
(Jersey City, NJ)

When I came back from my maternity leave they moved me from one office to another, and I was reporting to a new boss all the way in Boston. I was not doing anything at work, and I tried to reach my new boss but I got no answer from him. I was a administrative assistant and having to support a person in boston was very difficult. I was so unhappy and also I felt like they gave my job to the woman that was covering me when I left. She was doing all the things I used to do while I was there feeling so ignored. At the time I asked them to change my hrs from 8-3pm due to child care but they never got back to me. I only gave 1 wk notice and they didn't have a problem w that. I know they haven't hired anyone in my place and I really felt like they were waiting for me to quit.




Hi Ana,

And have you been denied unemployment benefits yet?

Because given everything you said about why you quit .. that is what I would expect to happen.

Chris

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by: Ana

No, I have a phone interview tomorrow to determine if I am eligible or not.


Hi Ana,

Not having enough work to do, change in who your boss is, or not getting your hours changed to what you want is not good cause for quitting.

Childcare problems can be good cause if you can prove you exhausted all reasonable alternatives to quitting and that the problem arose from a change the employer made and you can prove that you sought accommodation from the employer ..

The change in the location of where you work might also be good cause, but it would have to be an unreasonable distance for you to commute.

Please note I have not said it IS good cause, but MIGHT be good cause .. it all depends on the details of your specific situation and what you can prove .. because the burden is yours and quitting must almost always be attributable to the job .. and not personal reasons.

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