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Q) I had to quit my job one month ago that I loved, but the Nurse practitioner that I worked with left and they hired a new Nurse Practitioner that ended up being a hostile work environment, so I had to quit. I did write a letter to Human Resource, which did nothing about it and my boss also new. Am I allowed to collect Unemployment?

A) If your work environment became hostile and you can prove your claim, you may qualify for unemployment benefits. However if you have voluntarily left your job, usually you are prevented from collecting unemployment benefits. If you’re forced to quit due to a hostile work environment, this is a constructive discharge. It might have been your employer’s intention to drive you to quit, or maybe he knew you were being subjected to hostile treatment and did nothing about it, so you had no other option but to resign. A hostile work environment is the only grounds for a constructive discharge claim, according to the LexisNexis Legal Newsroom. source http://legalbeagle.com/8622967-prove-hostile-work-environment-unemployment.html

WHAT YOU MUST PROVE
You must meet a few burdens of proof if you’re going to make a successful claim to the unemployment office:

You must be able to establish a direct relationship between the way you were treated and the fact that you quit. Ideally, you resigned on the same date the most recent negative incident occurred. If you wait too long ,or if your tormentor has since been fired or left his job, you may lose your right to a claim.
You must show that you didn’t suffer in silence. You made a complaint to your boss, supervisor or human resources department.
You must establish that not only was your work environment offensive to you, but that any reasonable person would have been upset by it.
HOW TO PROVE YOUR CLAIM
Your state isn’t going to take your word for it that you were subjected to a hostile work environment, so you’ll need tangible evidence to back up your claim. If you complain to your boss or the human resources department, do it in writing or follow up in writing. Keep your own notes as well, but keep them at home, not in your desk drawer or on your work computer. Go into as much detail as possible with each incident, beyond just the date, the time and a summary. Consider getting signed statements from co-workers who have witnessed the treatment you were subjected to, or who might even have been treated badly themselves. This type of “me too” testimony isn’t always admissible in court, according to the Spitz Law Firm in Ohio, but you’re establishing a claim with your unemployment office, not a judge or jury. http://legalbeagle.com/8622967-prove-hostile-work-environment-unemployment.html

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Q) Can I get unemployment benefit if I work with home health company and one of my clients is in the hospital. Mary

A) According to the Department of Labor, you need to meet two criteria to qualify for unemployment:

You are unemployed through no fault of your own: That means you are out of a job due to reasons beyond your control, like a layoff. So, if you quit your job or are fired for gross misconduct, you’re not eligible. “Gross misconduct” is a vague term, but generally refers to illegal or dangerous acts committed in the workplace, like stealing from your employer.

You meet your state’s requirements for time worked or wages earned: Every state has different rules. For example, New York State requires you to have worked in at least two calendar quarters of your “base period” (generally that just means the year before), be paid at least $1,600 in wages in one of those quarters and during that period made a total of at least 1.5 times the amount you made in your highest-paid quarter that year. Complicated, right? Fear not: If you had a solid, long-term job that you lost, you probably meet your state’s minimum time and wage requirements. You can find your state’s rules here.

You also need to be actively looking for a new job, so those who head back to school full time won’t be able to collect because they’re no longer actively job-searching. Nonetheless, if you’re seeking training in a high-demand field, some states (like Washington and Oregon) have allowances that let you receive additional weeks of unemployment benefits without looking for work, as long as you’re enrolled and making satisfactory progress in your training program. Source https://www.learnvest.com/knowledge-center/how-do-i-know-if-i-qualify-for-unemployment

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Q) I was working 3rd shift and just found out last night during my shift that they ended 3rd shift effective last night. Can I get unemployment as a dislocated employee even if they offer us to go to another shift? I have other commitments during the day that would keep me from going back to a day shift. I left the day shift and went to 3rds over 6 months ago.

A) You will not be able to claim unemployment benefits if the company offered you a replacement job. If you are offered another job on a different shift and the job being offered is considered “suitable employment.” you cannot claim unemployment even though the hours conflict with your personal commitments. A job with overly demanding physical requirements or too low of a wage (as compared to your physical condition or previous job experience) likely would not be considered suitable. A job that is just slightly less desirable than what you would like, or one that requires a somewhat longer commute – In those situations, you may have to either accept the offer, or go without unemployment benefits.

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My experience at Orlando FL unemployment office – I’ve worked for the past 20 years of my life. After 8 years with my previous company I recently got laid off. Now I’m in need of assistance; but, can not get through to anyone! The calls get disconnected. This is totally unacceptable!

My experience at Anderson SC unemployment office – I filed my claim online and had to go to the office because no one would pick up the phone. I even tried to call the hotline number in Columbia SC to get help with my claim and still no answer.

My experience at Kingsport TN unemployment office – There is only 1 office within a 100 mile radius and if you call they act like they is nothing they can do or give you a # to call and then you wait some more or goto a Web site that barely works Tennessee unemployment is… Continue Reading

My experience at Hopkinsville KY unemployment office – I called to get assistance for the online process or what I needed to bring with me to the unemployment office. I choose the option of questions about the process; a young women answered “yeah” and I asked if I had the right office.

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Q) I have been retired for nine years from a full time job. Just started working parttime for the last 4 months The company closes for 5 weeks at Christmas. Am I able to get unemployment pay>

A) Yes! You are entitled to apply for unemployment benefits if you have lost your job or partially employed. However keep in mind that The general requirement for unemployment insurance benefits is:

Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim.
Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.
Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid.

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Q) I was out of work for 6 weeks due to illness (hospitalization) and my employer only has workmen’s compensation. My illness started while on vacation and continued when I returned home. Per workmen’s compensation, I do not receive coverage. Can I receive a benefit/coverage ($$) from the unemployment office for this unpaid time? I reside in Florida. Thanks so much for your assistance in this matter.

A) Your situation does not qualify for unemployment benefits – The general requirement for unemployment insurance benefits are:

Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim.
Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.
Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid.

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Q) I quit my job due to the fact about every time they checked up the register would come up short or over on cash or the charge account and the boss lady would holler and fuss but then the next day it would be found because she added something wrong and no one would even apologize for they way Mae talked to me the night before they are sometimes 4 to 5 people in the register through out the day the woman in the morning does check up sometime and some times she doesn’t and even when she checks up she is in the register almost a hour before the next person comes on so she is in that one as well I have some of the text and some of the pictures of check up I’m I eligible to receive unemployment until I find another job thank you troy Alabama,

A) You can always apply for unemployment if you have lost your job. However if you quit your job you may not be eligible for benefits. The general requirement for unemployment insurance benefits are:

Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim.
Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.

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Q) If a person was terminated because he was going to be off again for medical reasons can he draw unemployment

A) You may want to look at applying for temporary disability if your sick and unable to work. As The general requirement for unemployment insurance benefits are:

Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim.
Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.

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Q) My husband and I moved from out of state to accept a job in Ohio. After 7 weeks, we were terminated. Our work performance was not an issue; the reason we were terminated was ‘because we were not a cultural fit.’

Since we have not worked the 20 weeks to qualify for unemployment, we need to find out if we qualify for anything to help us through this. We lived and worked in Ohio for 25 years, then moved out of state nearly 6 years ago. Is there anything out there that can help us?

A) You may look at applying for unemployment benefits as an out of state candidate. Go on your old state website and apply for unemployment benefits if you have worked the 20 weeks to qualify for unemployment in that state.

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Q) I am 78 years old I worked at a golf course. I was laid off for the season. I have problems with my back and hips. Do l still go out and apply for work every week, because I may not be able to do heavy work now.

A) You may want to look at applying for disability. (in your situation there may be some age requirement) As The general requirement for unemployment insurance benefits are:

Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim.
Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.
Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid.
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