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How does my spouse protest for unemployment in IL after taking another job she didnt like?

My spouse was forced to resign by the wonderful IL teacher system. Hurrah! After being let go, she took a temp job for a month and half during the summer and decided it wasnt for her. She applied for unemployment and was denied because she quit her last job. They were not concerned about being forced to resign from her teacher job. Is there any way to protest this? Seems like they should be looking at both jobs.

Asked By: Lucas H - 8/30/2012
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No. Since she quit her last job, the temp position, the state views it as voluntary separation. You cannot claim unemployment insurance for a voluntary separation or a lawful termination. You can only qualify for unemployment benefits by being wrongfully terminated, or being employed but recieving no hours.
Answered By: Faran Lucavi - 8/30/2012
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Lucas, instead of defending your lady to the end, may l suggest you contact the school and carmly listen to the other side of the story. Remember their are two sides to every story, you only heard one side.
Answered By: Genegee - 8/30/2012
 
No she quit a job after a month and a half because "it wasn't for her" and "she didn't like it". Wow, really. Many people don't really like a job at first, but if they want a paycheck and money to survive on they stick it out until they find something else. Unemployment doesn't look at a previous job, they look at the... More
Answered By: Briana W - 8/30/2012
 
She resigned her teaching job - that's like quitting. She quit the short term job. She quit both jobs, you don't get unemployment if you quit... More
Answered By: M W - 8/30/2012
 
Uh, you don't just get to quit a job because you don't like it and then get unemployment. The unemployment fund would go broke fast if everyone who didn't like their job just quit and lived off unemployment.
Answered By: Judy - 8/30/2012
 
No one can FORCE her to resign. She resigned. Then she quit the new job. No way to protest it. She is voluntarily unemployed.
Answered By: the kid - 8/30/2012
 
Your spouse is unemployed by personal choice. She chose to resign. She also chose to quit her temp job. Your spouse does not qualify for unemployment because she was not laid off through no fault of her own. Your spouse does not want to work and earn a paycheck or she would not have quit her last job. She is not... More
Answered By: Heather - 8/30/2012
 
No.......she took available work then quit............you can appeal if you wish............
Answered By: kapn - 8/30/2012
 
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