I want to quit but dont know if iI will be entitled to unemployment
I want to quit my job, but don't know if I will be entitled to receive unemployment benefits.
In my current job I have acquired excessive responsibilities that were not in my initial job description, which was a warehouse assistant (12 p/h).
Now I have been asked to perform administrative and sales tasks without any additional compensation. I informed the owner of the company that I didn't mind as long as the extra responsibilities were accounted for. I asked for a raise which I haven't received in 2yrs. And I was told that the economy was bad and there would be no raise and if I wanted to, I could go look for a job somewhere else. I was pretty much told to go "f" myself. I do not deserve this and know I am getting the short end of the deal here, but I don?t know if I will qualify for unemployment if I quit. Please help me with this citation.
Generally, when an employer changes the terms, or conditions of employment significantly from what they were when you first accepted the job there MAY be good cause found for purposes of unemployment benefits.
The problem with me answering this question of whether cause is good enough, however, is that as individuals .. we interpret the word significantly, differently.
As well as my thought that Florida isn't all that friendly to the claimant
.. despite the following statute.443.031 Rule of liberal construction.
This chapter shall be liberally construed in favor of a claimant of unemployment benefits who is unemployed through no fault of his or her own. Any doubt as to the proper construction of this chapter shall be resolved in favor of conformity with federal law, including, but not limited to, the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, the Social Security Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Workforce Investment Act.
When a person decides to quit their job and the decision is somehow contingent upon an assumption they can collect unemployment .. my experience has taught me they are usually climbing out on a weak limb .. or i.e. an unfulfillable burden to prove good cause.
The trouble I am having with your story is this statement: "I asked for a raise which I haven't received in 2yrs."
The problem lies in a general consensus, that when an employer substantially alters the terms and conditions, it is the reasonable time for the employer to take action to preserve the employment.
Wait too long to make the effort to preserve, or quit when the employer will not, or cannot accommodate a concern you have with regard to the change .. at some point you, the employee, will begin to look like you accepted the new terms and conditions .. to the reasonable person with the power to allow, or deny benefits.