Would I be eligible for unemployment benefits if I quit my job due to postpartum depression?

Asked on March 8, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Kansas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No, unfortunately, you would not be. When someone voluntarily separates from employment (quits or resigns), even for what she believes to be good reasons (e.g. depression; a too-stressful job; etc.), that person is ineligible for unemployment compensation. Only when somone is fired, terminated, or laid off (and not fired "for cause") is she able to receive unemployment benefits.

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