May Be Eligible For Unemployment In PA If You Quit Your Job
If you quit your job, you may be eligible for PA unemployment benefits if you
had a necessitous and compelling reason to quit. Here are some of
the most common examples of a necessitous and compelling reason to quit your
1) demotion (typically with resultant significant reduction in earnings);
2) transfer to a different job location that creates a hardship (likely the job
will have to be more than 50 miles away);
3) significant change in work hours resulting in significant hardship (think:
working overnights, or having to get new child care);
4) significant (negative) change in compensation (think: more than 25%);
5) significant change in job responsibilities (must be a demeaning-type change);
6) a geographic change by your spouse for a new job that requires you to quit
so that you may move along with him/her;
7) a job offer from a different employer (you must have the offer in hand
before you quit your job);
8) persistent and significant mistreatment by a boss or employee that continues
despite you bringing the issue to the attention of management (this is the most
common reason for quitting -most people refer to this as a "hostile
work environment;" it is also the most difficult situation to deal
with when seeking unemployment).
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