Royersford, PA asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: If I feel unsafe working in these conditions although I’m an essential worker, am I eligible for unemployment?

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: You would have an argument to make that you have a "necessitous and compelling reason." Much would depend on what "these conditions" are--are you near customers? Do you have a good facemask ? Do you have gloves? Do customers have hand sanitizer or gloves they are given? If you are an anxious person and regardless of protections you get the creeps, that may or may not be a reason. I suggest you contact the Employment Law Project

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