Brooklyn, NY asked in Employment Law for New York

Q: Can I apply for unemployment if I can’t get to work due to covid related issues?

My employee will not compensate and is saying I’m refusing to work. I have been with the company for 4 years. My normal service of commute isn’t working due to covid and I can’t afford to spend more then my normal commute budget to get there. Is unemployment an option ?

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1 Lawyer Answer
V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: What does "can't get to work" mean? Transportation is almost never the employer's responsibility. Neither is child care. But if you have a medical condition which the employer refuses to accommodate those facts should be explored with an employment lawyer. Do you have another job lined up with a start date and rate

of pay? Call some employment lawyers before you make any final decisions.

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