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  • what if I don't return to work after 6 weeks Florida

    My employer is allowing me 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave. If I choose or can't go back to work just 6 weeks after I have my baby, will I qualify for unemployment benefits at least? So far I have not had any medical problems with my pregnancy (thank God) but my pregnancy is high-risk by definition since it will be my second c-section. (I have worked for my employer for only 8 months)

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    You can only qualify for unemployment ins. benefits if you are ready, willing & able to work (ie looking for work).
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      Unemployment is for those who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Not those who quit to stay home with a baby or because your employer doesn't offer you the amount of leave you would prefer. Your chances of qualifying are very low if you quit or fail to return.

      If you are medically unable to return and are fired, once you are medically cleared for work and are actively pursuing work your chances are slightly better.
      I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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