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    ok.. i am 8 months pregnant. i work at (deleted). by the time by baby comes i wont be eligable for maternity leave, which is fine though cuz i dont plan on returning to work for them...ever! so eventually im going to have to quit. i understand unemployment is for fired or laid off ppl, but i recently saw a post online saying if your hours are cut you can file a claim. mine were cut from 32 to 15. i have also had to call in several times because i am having a hard pregnancy (my second) and my doctor wants me to take it easy. can i quit due to my pregnancy and get unemployment?
    Last edited by cbg; 04-15-2009, 07:21 PM.

  • #2
    If you are medically unable to work you are not eligible for unemployment, no.
    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.


    • #3

      what about for right now since my hours were cut?does anyone know?


      • #4
        For the moment, all you can do is file and find out, but it's likely you might get something relative to the reduced hours. But NOT if you quit. However, there is a one-week waiting period, so benefits would not be payable for long.
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        • #5
          You might be eligible for partial benefits now based on the reduced hours. Outright quitting for this reason isn't going to help though. The state considers some income preferrable to no income and is extremely reluctant to grant full benefits to someone who gave up some income in favor of no income.
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