I want to resign due to health reasons

I have been a dedicated worker to a company for many years. I received excellent reviews and outstanding performance. Last summer we were told that our department was going to either dissolve or merge. The company atmosphere got so hostile that I began to experience stress induced asthma attacks. I want to resign due to my health problems with the intention of finding another job with a different company. I am looking for an attorney who can assist me in writing a letter of resignation and support me in getting a some severence and or unemployment benefits. I want an attorney who is experienced in unemployment law and representing the victims of a corporate restructure in which they dealt with emotional distress. I would prefer a lawyer from the Denver area.

1 answer  |  asked Mar 17, 2004 9:13 PM [EST]  |  applies to Colorado

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Nina Kazazian
Severance and unemployment benefits generally not

Normally, if an employee voluntarily resigns, she will not be eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits or severance pay. However, you may have a basis for negotiating the terms of your termination (including severance and unemployment benefits) before you quit. In order to preserve your rights, I encourage you to talk to an attorney before you let anyone at your company know that you intend to resign.

I would be happy to set up a consultation with you. Please feel free to contact me directly 303-860-8400 x 112.
Thanks.
Nina Kazazian

posted by Nina Kazazian  |  Mar 18, 2004 11:11 AM [EST]

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