Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Forced to Resign: What Are My Rights if I am Forced to Quit From My Job in Pennsylvania?

What Are the Unemployment Rules in Pennsylvania if I Quit my Job?

If you come here often, you know that I am not a proponent of resignations, with limited exceptions.

You may want to look at my Video on this topic:



One exception is where you are being subjected to illegal retaliation, or an illegally hostile work environment.  Such situations are referred to as "constructive discharges" or "constructive terminations."  To find out if your situation falls within the protection of the law, Click Here

FMLA Leave for Stress - Common
Another situation is where your job is so stressful that your health is being affected and you have to quit your job to preserve your well-being.  The stress can be brought about by a nasty boss or co-worker, an increase in your workload, etc.  In such situations, you may want to first consider taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act in tandem with Short Term Disability before quitting.

Click Here for more information about how to go about doing that.
If, however, you ultimately feel you must resign, it may be difficult to get unemployment benefits, so you may want to consider some strategies. Click Here to read more about that.

There are some other scenarios whereby quitting may be necessary, such as to care for a loved one who is ill, if your spouse is required to relocate, if you suffer a dramatic change in your rate of pay, work hours, work location, etc.  In these type scenarios, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation.  Click Here to learn more.

Your Options Are Limited if You Quit Your Job
More Questions about how Discrimination law?  Click Here.

More questions about Pennsylvania Unemployment Law?  Click here.

Pennsylvania Family Leave and Disability Attorney


John A. Gallagher, Esquire
Helping Individuals Since 1991
Philadelphia Are Employment Attorney Representing Employees

John A. Gallagher is an employment lawyer who represents employees in Pennsylvania. 

John typically represents employees who need an employment lawyer in Philadelphia County, Chester County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Berks County, Lancaster County and Montgomery County.

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If you are looking for an employment lawyer, and live in Malvern, Wayne, King of Prussia, Downingtown, Glenside, Doylestown, Radnor, Newtown Square, Exton, Philadelphia, West Chester, Skippack, Langhorne, Haverford, Nether Providence, Broomall, Drexel Hill, Reading or any of their surrounding towns, feel free to send me an e-mail or give me a call.  I am always glad to spend some time with people via a free telephone consultation.

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Click Here if you have questions about any aspect of employment law, from wrongful termination, to wage and overtime claims, to discrimination and retaliation laws, to Family and Medical Leave

Click Here if you have questions about any aspect of Pennsylvania Unemployment Law, from willful misconduct, to voluntary quit, to Referee Hearings, to severance issues

Click Here to e-mail John directly.

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