Unemployment Compensation

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unemployment compensationWhen an employee works for a company, his or her employer pays a certain type of insurance, which is unemployment insurance.

Unemployment insurance is paid on each employee to the government, creating a state funded pool of income to help people when they become unemployed.

Unemployment compensation is typically awarded when an employee is laid off from their job.

However, under certain circumstances, some people may receive unemployment compensation even if they choose to quit their job or resign.

If you have resigned from your job you may find that it is difficult to receive unemployment compensation or that your former employer is challenging your claim.

If this is the case, you should contact an attorney who is experienced with employment law. The attorney will assess your case and let you know whether or not you have a good chance of winning. If you feel that you were completely justified in resigning, you should not assume that you cannot receive unemployment benefits simply because of the way you left your job.

Your attorney will ask you to explain in depth why you left your job. The reason why you left will be critical to receiving your benefits.

Some reasons that may entitle you to receive benefits even though you quit your job include being harassed on the job, suffering from discrimination, or being forced to work in an unsafe environment.

If you have resigned from your job due to any of these reasons, you may find that you will need to take additional legal action against the company as well.