quit job with just cause. but only worked 1 week

I worked for a company for over 7 years. I left this job for other employment. I started the new job and only worked for this company for 1 week. I quit this company after one week because they did not meet the agreement when I was hired. I applied for unemployment, Unemployment sent me a letter that agreed I quit with just cause, but said I was denied because I did not work for 3 weeks. Is this true?. Even If I quit for just cause, and they agreed that I did what others would do? This makes no sense to me. I cannot understand how they can say, "yes I had just cause for leaving" but should of stayed for 3 weeks?

1 answer  |  asked Aug 23, 2002 08:01 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
You have to work several weeks to be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Unemployment compensation is a state benefit, with state defined requirements for eligibility. One of those requirements is that you must work for an employer a minimum amount of time. I thought it was six weeks, but it may have gone down to three. In any event, the fact that you worked less than the minimum required to be eligible for unemployment means that you cannot collect benefits, even though you were otherwise eligible because you quit for just cause.


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posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Aug 23, 2002 08:44 AM [EST]

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