While people typically tend to receive unemployment benefits only in the case of a layoff, some of the people choosing to quit their jobs over the vaccine mandate may still be eligible for unemployment.
Their eligibility, however, depends on whether they can fit into certain categories.
“The laws surrounding when someone is qualified to receive benefits are going to be intricate and complex,” said Scott Michael, legal services coordination manager at the Employment Security Department, during a meeting of the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Committee last month. “Each case always has to be decided on its own merits. Small differences in facts, in timing, in what was said, what was
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