Employee who loses job after absence to care for sick relative may qualify for unemployment benefits

California employees who voluntarily leave their job with “good cause” as defined by the applicable regulation are entitled to unemployment benefits. “Good cause” includes leaving for compelling reasons, whether or not work-related, that “would cause a reasonable person genuinely desirous of retaining employment to leave work under the same circumstances.” Whether the employee had good cause to leave generally is decided on the facts at the time the employee left work.

Click here to read the full article written by SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton and published in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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September 26th, 2022  |  Categories: News, Employment Law
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