Monday, April 9, 2012

What is a Necessitous and Compelling Reason for Quitting my Job Under Pennsylvania Unemployment Law? Philadelphia Unemployment Lawyer Explains

YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA EVEN IF IF YOU QUIT YOUR JOB - RULE 402(b)

If you quit your job, you may be eligible for PA unemployment benefits if you had a necessitous and compelling reason to quit.  This video recently published by John discusses some of the most common examples of a necessitous and compelling reason to quit your job:


Can I Quit My Job and Get Unemployment Benefits in Pennsylvania?  Lawyer in Chester County Who Represents Individuals in Unemployment Referee Cases
 
Allow me to explain some of the most common scenarios in which an employee who quits his/her job is entitled to unemployment benefits:

May Be Entitled to UC Compensation...
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);
and,

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).

If You Resign from Your Employment You May Be Entitled to Unemployment Compensation in Pennsylvania. Attorney Who Represents Claimants in Unemployment Hearings in Phialdelphia, Bristol, Springfield, Norristown and Malvern

John A. Gallagher, Esquire
Representing Claimants in Unemployment Hearings
in Philadelphia Area
John A. Gallagher is an employment lawyer who represents employees in Pennsylvania.
  
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