unemployment appeal – MN

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unemployment appeal – MN

Due to personal reasons, I was forced to quit my job about a month ago. On
advice of a higher up in my previous company, I filed it as such. The issue is
that the reason for my quitting lied to about the nature of advancement within
the contract was not deemed sufficient reason to quit, therefore I am
currently unable to receive unemployment.
I am going to court Monday morning to appeal. I’ve only had a little over a
week to try and prepare, in addition to a long since paid trip to visit my
I’m looking for advice at how to manage the case as well as how to improve my
chances of winning the appeal w/o a lawyer at my side.
The amount I would be receiving is fairly minimal which is why i can’t afford
an attorney with me at my side.
any advice would be helpful. thank you

Asked on June 7, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you quit for personal reasons, including, if we understand you correctly, lies or misrepresentations about the nature of advancement in the position, you are not eligible for unemployment. Voluntarily quiting or resigning from work for your own reasons, even what may be very understandable or reasonable reasos, makes you ineligible for unemployment. You can only get unemployment if you are terminated, laid off, or fired other than for cause. Based on what you write, you do not appear to have valid grounds for an appeal.

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