Q: What are the risks/benefits for resignation verses being laid off or terminated?
I'm a Healthcare provider in NYS and do not want to be vaccinated. I am being asked to resign. What are the risks/benefits for resignation verses being laid off or terminated? I understand I will not get unemployment
A: The main benefit of resignation is that you will not have a termination on your record. For example, when applying for new jobs, many job applications will inquire as to whether you've ever been terminated from a previous job. By resigning in lieu of being terminated, you will avoid any potential pitfalls associated with having to report a former termination. The main drawback of resignation, as you've identified, is that you are not entitled to unemployment after resigning.
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