Generally speaking if you turn down an employers call to return to work then you have quit. You may also be eligible to collect unemployment benefits if you fall into one of these categories.
If you decide not to work you most likely wont be able to get unemployment insurance –both from the state and the federal CARES Act.
Can i still get unemployment if i refuse to return to work due to covid. If you refuse to return for the general and understandable reason that COVID-19 remains a public health threat its true that your unemployment benefits could be in. Michigans unemployment insurance law permits employees who are receiving unemployment benefits to refuse suitable work only if the employee has good cause Under the new guidance good cause is expanded to include specific COVID-19 reasons an employee may have for refusing to return to work. If you quit that job then you are ineligible for unemployment compensation.
So if youre offered suitable work and you refuse you generally lose your chance at unemployment. You May Lose Unemployment If You Refuse to Work Michele Evermore a senior policy analyst at the National Employment Law Project says getting unemployment insurance is typically predicated upon a person being able and available to work. As some Houston offices that closed due to coronavirus are asking employees to get back to work the state allows some workers to choose not to while collecting unemployment.
Your employer cant stop you from applying but they can. You or a family member have been infected by. Generally you cant refuse whats considered suitable work whether its a new job offer or a call to return to a reopened workplace and still receive unemployment insurance.