What unemployment benefits am I qualified for I'm being "forced to resign"?

I recently moved form San Jose to Los Angeles due to my husband's work. I was able to work remotely for 6 months and was hoping to continue this arrangement. My employer said they wanted somebody onsite in San Jose so that I could not keep my job unless I lived in San Jose. I would have to resign (even though this was not voluntary on my part). What unemployment benefits should I be able to get? I had heard I would be unable to collect any unemployment but could get COBRA.

3 answers  |  asked Jan 23, 2010 09:14 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (3)

Elisa Ungerman
I question why you "have to resign" if your Employer allowed you to work remotely. While technically I agree with Eve - I also know the EDD is really cracking down on any reason to deny benefits and generally speaking,a resignation would disqualify you and require you to go through a hearing to explain your situation to get benefits. If you are "required to resign" I would get an agreement in writing upfront with the Employer that it will not contest your EDD benefits and then there will be no question when you apply.

posted by Elisa Ungerman  |  Jan 23, 2010 7:51 PM [EST]
Ken Koury
Dont quit as it may disqualify you. make them lay you off.

posted by Ken Koury  |  Jan 23, 2010 10:45 AM [EST]
Eve Chesbro
You should immediately apply for unemployment benefits. As your move to LA was due to your husband's work, you should not have any difficulty getting benefits based on your employer's requirement for onsite work. The EDD website contains a lot of useful information that can help you with your claim.

posted by Eve Chesbro  |  Jan 23, 2010 10:36 AM [EST]

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