I have been working with my company for about a year and a half. I was working in the PA office and asked for a transfer to the Texas office. I was approved and about 2 weeks before the move I found out that I was pregnant. I went ahead with the move and started at the Texas office in Oct 2009. Since then I have been diagnosed with anemia and I have been sluggish. I have received warnings for lateness. Prior to this pregnancy I have never received any warning for anything. Also during this time, things for me financially haven't been going well. My medical bills are piling up and my car kept breaking down. I requested a transfer back to PA through HR citing all of my reasons. They told me that I would likely be able to transfer back to the PA office where I had more family support, including financial support. I waited 3 weeks for their response emailing both the PA and TX office. I was told that they cannot offer me a transfer at this time but I was not given a reason why. Throughout my entire history at this company I have remained a top performer and my performance has exceeded every other member on my team. This is documented in my stats so it cannot be work performance. The problem is that I actually do not want to lose my job but I cannot financially continue to live in TX, I need help from my family with my medical bills,utilities, and emotional support as this is my first pregnancy. Would I be able to file for unemployment in PA since I was only in TX for 5 months? I would file citing that I "quit for personal reasons" and that I tried to transfer. Or should I "try to get fired". I honestly would like to stay at my job but it is not possible. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.
You could file in PA, but it is always best to focus on reason attributable to the work .. even in PA.
I think you need to file for intermittent FMLA for the anemia .. and then try for the transfer again .. Go to the USDOL
and check out FMLA and possibility of being discriminated against due to your pregnancy if that has anything to do with the refusal.
But I'm curious .. why did you transfer in the first place? And why can't you make it financially on your own in Texas .. these are personal reason and not really compelling .. given that you were the one that requested the transfer to TX in the first place.
You do see where I'm going with this .. right?