Voluntary Quit in Kentucky when unable to return from a medical leave?
In the state of KY, what determines if one "Voluntarily Quits"? I was out on an approved Medical Leave and concurrent FMLA. FMLA ran out and I was not released by my doctor to return back to work.I was then placed on a 30 Day Administrative Leave.I was not released to return back to work by my doctor by the time the Admin. Leave expired. As result, I did not return. My doctor did not release me to return until 1.5 months after the Admin Leave ran out. The Unemployment Dept. and subsequent appeal ruled I "voluntarily quit" even though the letter I received from my employer stated I was terminated. Is this an accurate application of KY unemployment law?
When the administrative leave was running out and you knew you wouldn't be able to return to work .. what did you do?
Did you contact the employer and request an additional leave .. regardless of whether you thought it might be denied or not?
Or, did you just ignore any communications from the employer or as I stated above .. not contact the employer?
That would be a voluntary quit for failure to return from a leave.