Do I qualify for unemployment benefits if I did not qualify for maternity leave?

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Do I qualify for unemployment benefits if I did not qualify for maternity leave?

I went on maternity leave 3 weeks prior to my due date and 6 weeks after my baby was born. My job said they would hold my job for 6 weeks but they did not assure me the same shift I held before. However they did say that they would give me what ever shift they had available. Also, they said after 6 weeks there would be no position for me because I did not qualify for family leave since I did not work for over a year. My baby got very sick at 4 weeks old; she was sick for about 3 weeks. I thought just in case Iwould send a letter to stay as per diem after the 6 weeks. Can I qualify for unemployment; I am a single mom.

Asked on February 19, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

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