Hollywood, FL asked in Employment Law and Public Benefits for Florida

Q: I was denied for unemployment because I quit my last job......but....

The end of Oct 2019 I was forced to quit my job at Pollo Tropical in Sunny Isles due to being evicted, my car being totaled, and having to move to my mom’s in Hollywood. I had spoken with my employer regarding the strong possibility I would need to transfer because I was on the verge of losing my apartment and it looked like I would be moving home for a bit to get things sorted. When I discussed this with the regional manager, he said it would be minimally 90 days before a transfer would be approved, this time frame was due to another manager being in the Leadership training program. This conversation occurred mid-August 2019. I continued working without incident until my car was totaled, I explained the urgency of a transfer again to my general manager and he assured me he would look into it. I rented a car so I could get to and from work...and then I no longer could afford it. Based on my schedule, 3PM to 1AM there was no bus I could take that would get me home before 6AM. I quit.

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If you make your unemployment insurance claim, chances are that you will be deemed to qualify.

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