Nov my employer eliminated my position, offered me another position & said if I refused this work I ‘d be quitting & ineligible for unemployment TRUE?

UPDATED: May 28, 2009

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Nov my employer eliminated my position, offered me another position & said if I refused this work I ‘d be quitting & ineligible for unemployment TRUE?

Pay’s the same-work isn’t & 2nd shift instead of 1st which I’d been on for 8 yrs. The WI Dept of Wrkfrce Dev site reads:EXCEPTIONS TO THE STANDARD QUIT DISQUALIFICATION: the employer required that the employee transfer to a different shift than s/he was hired to work, the new shift results in a lack of child care for minor children & s/he is able to work full-time on the shift that s/he last worked for the employer. I took the position to avoid being w/o income but the shift & work is horrible-emotionally wearing & I’ve had to change my entire way of life. Can I quit & rec. unemploy. benefits?

Asked on May 28, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development conducts a fact-finding interview to learn all the circumstances regarding why you quit (if you do quit). Only then can it make a final decision on whether you would be eligible for benefits based on the unique facts of your case.

Perhaps you can speak to someone at Workforce Development about your situation. The department may be able to offer you some suggestions or advice on how to work out your current employment situation.


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