Do i qualify for unemployment if my hours got reduced by 90%

I have been working for a dental office for almost 5 years, recently my boss told me that she could not afford me any longer, so she would have me there a few hours a week, do i qualify for unemployment benefits?

1 answer  |  asked Sep 4, 2012 2:56 PM [EST]  |  applies to Arizona

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Francis Fanning
DES can consider a substantial adverse change in your job duties or a substantial reduction in pay to be a constructive discharge. If you quit the job because of these changes, you may be able to qualify for unemployment by proving a constructive discharge. If you continue to work for the employer, you would have difficulty arguing that you were constructively discharged. The only way to know if you qualify for unemployment benefits under these circumstances is to apply for them. The worst that can happen in that you will lose.

posted by Francis Fanning  |  Oct 11, 2012 1:38 PM [EST]

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