Falls Church, VA asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Maryland

Q: I am a nurse in MD, I turned my 2 weeks in, due to a unhealthy, hostile work environment.

I was met at the door the next day, asked to pack my belongings and escorted to my car. Can I collect file for unemployment?

1 Lawyer Answer
June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Silver Spring , MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: It's not clear from your statement if you were involuntarily terminated (when you were escorted out) or if you were asked to leave the workplace but you were going to be paid for the remaining two weeks. According to your statement, you voluntarily resigned with two weeks notice. You are not entitled to unemployment if you resigned. If your employer fired you instead of letting you resign, it would depend on the reason for the termination. If it was for performance reasons, you may be entitled to unemployment. If it was for misconduct, you would not be entitled to unemployment.

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