Pompano Beach, FL asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida

Q: Would being terminated for Job Abandonment disqualify me from possible unemployment income?

I had made an accommodation request of my employers to relocate from IL to FL on account of my health being impacted by the environment in IL as well as my spouse relocating. Despite sending several emails making a plea to my director, manager and HR to the fact that I will be without a home if I am force to remain while my spouse moves the rest of the family to FL, they refuse to honor my request to convert my roll designation to saying fully remote. despite a letter from my doctor substantiating my medical concerns, they still insist that I stay in IL and threatened that despite permitting me to temporarily work from Florida while I help my family get settled in our new home, they will not allow me to relocate permanently and if I do not return to IL at the end of January It will result in my termination for job abandonment on Feb 1. There is additional info I can provide but not enough space.

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: As far as I know, job abandonment is a valid reason for termination and denial of employment benefits in Florida and most other states. But to be sure you need to ask a lawyer in Illinois whether that is the law in Illinois.

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