What if an employer calls you a bitch and then you walk out, should you apply for unemployment insurance benefits?

Answer

As I have said many times in the body of this article, as well as in answers to questions posed to me, you should ALWAYS file for unemployment benefits when you lose a job for any reason. Your unemployment office will determine if you qualify for benefits. There are many requirements one must meet to qualify for benefits. You should always ask for an explanation if one is not given in the event you do not qualify.

One question you should ask yourself is whether or not you were working 1 year and 3 months prior to this event you describe with your recent employer. If you were, for how long were you working at that time? If you were not working at that time you will not likely qualify for benefits because that time a year and 3 months ago is what your benefit is based on. If you weren't working at that time there will be no money in your account. While unpleasantries would seem to be sufficient in order to collect benefits, they aren't always the determining factor. You may have to prove that was the reason you left your job and if there were no witnesses that could be difficult. Even if you do have proof, you will have to have been working long enough one year and three months prior to the time you quit your job (or were fired, as the case may be) in order to be able to receive benefits. File for benefits in any case. One reason people who qualify for benefits fail to get them is because they think they won't qualify and so they never apply for them.

Updated on August 13, 2018

Original Article:

Understanding How Unemployment Insurance Benefits Work for Both Employees and Employers
By C E Clark
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