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Would I be able to collect Unemployment if I refuse a different job offered by my employer.

by Anonymous

I have been with my company for 6 months now and just recently (about 3 weeks ago) I was told by other employees, not by my boss or a manager, that my position is not gong to be available when we make our move to the new store. So, I called my boss and asked her about it and she said she didn't know and would find out. A week later I still hadn't heard anything and so I asked the owner and he said he didn't know either. Well, a day later come to find out, not only did the owner know, but my boss knew too, but she had been putting off telling me for about a month that I would not have a job. Now after I had questioned it twice finally someone said something to me and everyone but me, apparently knew I wasn't going to have a job. Then I had a meeting and the only job available was something at one of the other stores which is about 45mins away and it is something that I have NO qualifications for at all but if I wanted it I could have it.

So what I want to know is if I would be able to file for and also get at least 3 months of unemployment?

We can't really help you unless you're willing to share what state you're in, and more details about the alternative position offered to you and why you think you are not qualified. How many miles away is the new position? Have they given you a firm offer with regard to the other position.

You asked if you could get unemployment for three months. Most states provide benefits for 26 weeks, but you said you had worked for this employer for only 6 months, which could be a concern if you have no other wages earned in the last eighteen months.

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