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    i work in mass. and I put in my two weeks notice. is my employer allowed to fire me before the two weeks is up?

  • #2
    Actually its not a firing. You quit he is just letting you leav early its still a resignation. No they are not obligated to keep or pay you for those two weeks. many companies do this to protect them selves from theft of products, customers, ideas etc.
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    • #3
      so then he should be allowed to file unemployment, correct?

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      • #4
        cbg, DAW will know better but no I would think not because he resigned. However he has nothing to lose by trying so why not
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        • #5
          Originally posted by panther10758 View Post
          cbg, DAW will know better but no I would think not because he resigned. However he has nothing to lose by trying so why not
          Actually, I knows zip about UI claim issues. Sorry.
          Last edited by DAW; 11-18-2007, 07:50 PM.
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          • #6
            Normally if you give two weeks notice & they let you go right away, you can file for UI for those two weeks.
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            • #7
              Please also refer to http://www.laborlawtalk.com/showthread.php?t=182418 which I just got done reading.
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              Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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              • #8
                You can file for UI for those 2 weeks. However since some states have a 7 day waiting period, it means you only get UI for 1 week.
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                • #9
                  I am in MA. MA allows for unemployment in this instance. There is a 5 day waiting period.

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                  • #10
                    HRinMA, I am also in MA and at least as recently as three years ago there was no waiting period at all. When did it change?

                    (Not arguing, asking)

                    BTW, OP, you were not fired; your resignation was accepted immediately. And that's perfectly legal.
                    Last edited by cbg; 11-19-2007, 07:52 AM.
                    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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                    • #11
                      At my previous employer, we used an outside company to handle our claims. It was my rep there who said it.

                      I did look on the state website and got the following

                      Waiting Period

                      By Massachusetts law, the first week of your claim for which you are eligible to collect benefits is your waiting period. Every effort will be made to pay benefits three weeks from the first week you filed your claim, if you are deemed eligible. The total number of weeks for which you are eligible is not reduced by this waiting period.

                      I did have a couple of claims for accepting the resignation immediately. As far as I can remember they collected only the one week.

                      CBG, if you find I am incorrect please let me know.

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                      • #12
                        As I said, I'm not arguing. Between three and five years ago I was collecting unemployment and I collected from the first day;. But laws have been changed before and I'm sure they will be again. Of course, my company was in the process of going out of business; it wasn't a case of quitting and being walked out the door.
                        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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