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    if one quits their job on the grounds that they were promised a raise,signed paperwork regarding the rate adjustment policy upon employment as well as later on , yet its never received by the employee, but all other coworkers received the increase that was promised, would they be eligible for unemployment?

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    Probably not. It is up to state UI to make the decision, their game, their rules, but what you describe is not normally something most states would consider to be a valid reason to get UI benefits.
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      Originally posted by DAW View Post
      Probably not. It is up to state UI to make the decision, their game, their rules, but what you describe is not normally something most states would consider to be a valid reason to get UI benefits.
      Thanks for the prompt response. I can understand what you're saying, it just seems as if that would be discriminatory if all employees signed the same paperwork and received the raise except the one especially since it was not performance based. Also the employer acknowledged that it should have been received but did not provide it.

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      • #4
        While it is true that what your employer did was discriminatory, unless they did it for reasons prohibited by law, the discrimination was perfectly legal.

        Illegal discrimination includes discrimination due to race, color, national origin, gender, and such things. http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/qanda.html

        Employers are free to discriminate in other ways, which may be unfair but are not illegal. An employer may choose to give raises to Boston Celtics fans, or to people who are color blind or people who wear green ties, and none of these are considered illegal discrimination. In fact, one employer fired an employee for wearing a tie that the employer did not like. This was completely legal on the part of the employer.

        Your employer is legally bound to pay at least minimum wage for all hours you work, including any applicable overtime. Beyond that, raises are completely up to them.
        Last edited by lolcat; 10-28-2011, 03:00 PM.

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          Thanks !! Response appreciated!

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            Originally posted by legalhelpseeker13 View Post
            if one quits their job on the grounds that they were promised a raise,signed paperwork regarding the rate adjustment policy upon employment as well as later on , yet its never received by the employee, but all other coworkers received the increase that was promised, would they be eligible for unemployment?
            Most likely not - generally you don't get UI benefits if you quit.
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