Company relocations

If my employer closes the office where I am currently working and says that I need to relocate to another office 70 miles away, am I eligible to collect unemployment if I refuse?

Asked on June 11, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor


The California EDD website has guides regarding how determinations are made as to whether you can get benefits based on your situation. For example, take a look at the various situations considered (including distance and travel time) if you voluntarily quit your job: http://www.edd.ca.gov/UIBDG/Voluntary_Quit_-_Table_of_Contents.htm.

This website provides helpful guidance as to how a final determination of benefits eligibility is made.


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