My employer moved my position from AZ to CA and I initially said I would make the move for the promotion. (I then started paying into CA taxes) Unfortunately, the housing market in AZ made it impossible for us to sell our home without a huge financial loss. Because I chose to stay in AZ, my employment ended. There were no other job openings with my company in AZ so I had no option but to not take the promotion. The employer is saying that I made a “life” decision to stay in AZ and now they are fighting my unemployment claim. I have sent the appeal judge memos and documentations regarding these details and wrote a letter stating why I had good cause for benefits. My hearing is next week and I want to be prepared for their fight back. I initially signed an agreement that I would move to CA, but we had no idea the housing issue would arise. They offered no monetary help with the financial loss we would endure if we were to move. What is your advice for my hearing? Do you think I have good cause for benefits? I did make a lot of effort to stay on with the company as well but like I said there were no openings during this time. Thanks.
I can’t tell if you worked in California.
And I don’t know the substance of the agreement you made with the employer, but I do know that you may have good cause to quit in AZ .. because the distance of the new job made the work unsuitable enough for you to decline it.
My only concern would be that agreement you signed ..
By the way .. the employer’s appeal sucks. “Life decision”? The question is whether the “life decision” was a reasonable choice according to AZ UI law.