Voluntary quit--health emergency
I live in the state of Pennsylvania. I recently quit a job because my child with special needs had a medical emergency. I had only been on my new job about 3 months. I specifically explained when I interviewed for the position that I would need to accomodate my child--not anything big--just that I would need a day time job with fewer weekend obligations. Just as soon as I started, I was working crazy hours and sometimes every day a week. After my child had to be hospitalized, I took all my sick time. I tried to negotiate changing my job, but they offered me terms that would only be short term and wouldn't even acknowledge all my grievences. Ultimately, I had to quit because I couldn't get special child care in place in time. It has since been resolved--I just couldn't find anyone in the short time frame they wanted.
Everyone I've spoken with (lay people, that is--not lawyers), says that I had reasonable cause to leave. What do you think?
What do I think? .. Well, I want to know if you can prove all your efforts to preserve the job by seeking the accommodation needed.
Proving something is not the same as telling something ..
However, because you do live in Pennsylvania I know it would be possible to get benefits under these conditions.
I just don't know if you can because I don't know the details of what you did prior to quitting.
Was it enough to meet that requirement of proving everything combined .. your efforts and the employer's reactions .. equaled a voluntary quit for a compelling and necessitous reason .. or basically being forced into quitting due to the employer and through no fault of your own?