Q. We recently decided to conclude a long-time worker’s employment with our company. We gave the employee the option of resigning instead of being fired. She chose to resign and is now trying to collect unemployment benefits. Is she still eligible even though she resigned?
A. It depends on why your company decided to terminate the employee. An employee who resigns will generally be denied benefits (absent a good reason to quit that is attributable to the employer). But in determining eligibility for benefits, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) looks beyond the “resignation” label to the facts and circumstances surrounding the end of the employment relationship.
If in actuality the employee had no ability to continue working because your company was going to terminate her employment, then the DEED will most likely classify it as an involuntary termination and will determine eligibility based on whether or not the employee was terminated because of misconduct.
If the employee’s employment was terminated for some reason other then misconduct, then the employee will be eligible for benefits.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/12299/is-an-employee-who-resigned-instead-of-being-fired-eligible-for-unemployment-benefits "