Reasons considered good cause for quitting your job include, for example, unsafe working conditions, not being paid, a change in your job duties, discrimination, health and safety risks on the job, or some types of family emergencies.
Quitting a Job for Cause
Good cause is determined by your state unemployment office, and it varies by state. When you file for unemployment, you will be able to make a case for why you are eligible for unemployment benefits if the employer contests your claim. If your claim is denied, you should be entitled to a hearing where you can plead your case.
If quit your job and you are not sure whether you're eligible, check with your state unemployment office to determine your eligibility for unemployment compensation.
Appealing an Unemployment Claim Denial
If you have a filed an unemployment benefits claim and your claim is turned down or contested by your employer, you have the right to appeal the denial of your unemployment claim. Here's how to file an unemployment appeal.
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