I resigned my position am I entitled to unemployment compensation.

Am I entitled to Texas unemployment compensation if I quit my job in an office after over 10 years? I am almost to retirement age with several health problems. Due to stress and repeated demands to work faster and complaints from the younger employees I resigned. Please advise. Thank you,

3 answers  |  asked May 8, 2011 09:58 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

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Trang Tran
Yes, if you can establish that the demands and complaints lead to what is considered "constructive discharge." If you had to resigned or face termination, that can be considered constructive discharge and you may qualify for unemployment compensation.

Trang Tran

posted by Trang Tran  |  May 10, 2011 12:22 PM [EST]
Jill J. Weinberg
Yes if you can show you quit your job for a good well-documented work-related or medical reason. You should be prepared to present evidence that you tried to correct the problem before you quit.

posted by Jill J. Weinberg  |  May 9, 2011 1:26 PM [EST]
You might want to contact your employer and see if they will allow you to resign if they will not contest your unemployment compensation (UC) claim.

Some employers, if they recognize the reason you quit as valid, won’t fight you when it comes to receiving UC. Others may choose to state you are not eligible for UC benefits because you quit. Generally, when there is disagreement between the employer and employee over whether the employee is eligible for unemployment benefits, this is resolved through a hearing.

A lawyer might be able to negotiate a severance package for you including severance pay and other benefits. If you are near retirement, the employer might give you enough seniority to be eligible for retirement benefits.

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posted by DOUGLAS K. MAGARY  |  May 9, 2011 08:49 AM [EST]
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