Does signing a separation agreement disqualify me from applying for unemployment benefits?

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Does signing a separation agreement disqualify me from applying for unemployment benefits?

Asked on December 5, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California

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Christopher LeClerc / LeClerc & LeClerc LLP

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Without seeing the agreement, I cannot say anything for sure, but the answer is generally that it does not preclude you from applying for unemployment benefits.  If you still have a relationship with the employer, you could contact them to find out if they consider you ineligible and/or unable to apply.  If they respond that you are either ineligible or unable to apply per the agreement, I would consult with an employment lawyer in your area to confirm whether they are correct or just posturing.


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