If I’ve been placed on administrative leave because the state has suspended my certification pending the conclusion of an investigation, can I collect unemployment benefits until this issue resolves?

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If I’ve been placed on administrative leave because the state has suspended my certification pending the conclusion of an investigation, can I collect unemployment benefits until this issue resolves?

Asked on September 17, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Someone who is suspended may file for unemployment benefits. Whether you are eligible for receive them depends upon why your certification was suspended if it was suspended for misconduct of some kind, such as might in other circumstances constitute grounds for firing "for cause," then you would not receive unemployment, since being separated from employment due to misconduct makes one ineligible. 


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