unemployment?
concerned

Decatur, IL

#1 Oct 18, 2012
Does anyone know, if you don't take the demotion, if you'd qualify for unemployment?

Since: Feb 12

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#2 Oct 18, 2012
Most state laws say yes You cannot be forced to take a position that changes your pay and job duties to a lower status.
LarrySellars

Scottdale, PA

#3 Oct 18, 2012
If your position is eliminated and you are offered a lower paying position and refuse....... you will not be eligible for unemployment.
Also, if you accept the lower paying position and it is over 60%(varies state to state) or more of your current salary you will not get partial unemployment.
Altec Lansing

San Antonio, TX

#4 Oct 18, 2012
LarrySellars wrote:
If your position is eliminated and you are offered a lower paying position and refuse....... you will not be eligible for unemployment.
Also, if you accept the lower paying position and it is over 60%(varies state to state) or more of your current salary you will not get partial unemployment.
As much as I hate to say it joey is right and you are wrong (as far as the vast majority of states are concerned). I have first hand experience of this. Some years back I received unemployment when my position was eliminated due to "restructuring" and I didn't take a lower paid position.
mylifeforthewaaa ag

Livingston, AL

#5 Oct 18, 2012
States classify a pay decrease of greater than 10 percent as constructive firing. There for firing with out cause.
ThrobbingWag

Shelbyville, TN

#6 Oct 18, 2012
If your pay is lowered without your consent due to "restructuring," you'll be eligible for partial unemployment. If Walgreens fights it--which they always do--it should be easy to win, especially if you can prove that taking the paycut will cause undue hardship.

I think your benefits run out after so long, though, like 99 weeks.
LarrySellars

Scottdale, PA

#7 Oct 20, 2012
An assistant will not be eligible for unemployment in Pennsylvania. Partial or full.
This may not apply in other states.
I don't see how they could be eligible for partial in any state. If a pharmacist was cut from 60/hr to 40/hr they would not be eligible. The assistants going from 20/hr to 14/hr is no different. 14/hr is above the maximum unemployment. They will not be eligible for partial because of this.
If they are cut to 8/hr. or 20 hours per week they could get partial unemployment.
Ya right

United States

#9 Oct 20, 2012
So, who actually knows? What if you refuse the lower paying job? Will you be fired, or layed off, or quit? You get unemployment if fired so how would this be different?
Red

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Oct 20, 2012
Wait till the end. Take the separation. Basically you are taking a demotion. In your next resume you are going to put sfl. That's just sad.
SellWAG

Lawndale, NC

#11 Oct 20, 2012
Severance baby! Call employee services and tak to them, they will send you the packet to fill out now. Mine is filled out and in my glove box waiting for April 29, 2013.
mmhae

Elk River, MN

#12 Oct 22, 2012
Red wrote:
Wait till the end. Take the separation. Basically you are taking a demotion. In your next resume you are going to put sfl. That's just sad.
If you take the seperation or resign you are not "harmed" and are not able to receive redress from them. If you are being terminated due to just them cutting staff and they have come up with a bogus reason, have them terminate you and file a claim with the EEOC.
I'd like to know if more people are filing for unemployment and if Walgreens always fights it.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#13 Oct 22, 2012
mmhae wrote:
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If you take the seperation or resign you are not "harmed" and are not able to receive redress from them. If you are being terminated due to just them cutting staff and they have come up with a bogus reason, have them terminate you and file a claim with the EEOC.
I'd like to know if more people are filing for unemployment and if Walgreens always fights it.
You most certainly can receive unemployment in the case of a separation. You can even receive unemployment if you accept a severance package.

Walgreens does NOT always fight unemployment claims. It really depends on the situation. In the vast majority of cases ex-employees simply don't meet the legal requirements to receive it and the company has to fight it. In cases where an ex-employee legitimately deserves the unemployment they don't fight it. The company doesn't have an emotional reaction to it one way or the other, it's all about what's legal.
nomw

Cottage Grove, WI

#14 Oct 22, 2012
MGTruth wrote:
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You most certainly can receive unemployment in the case of a separation. You can even receive unemployment if you accept a severance package.
Walgreens does NOT always fight unemployment claims. It really depends on the situation. In the vast majority of cases ex-employees simply don't meet the legal requirements to receive it and the company has to fight it. In cases where an ex-employee legitimately deserves the unemployment they don't fight it. The company doesn't have an emotional reaction to it one way or the other, it's all about what's legal.
Really well we will see. I do believe that it is in their best interest to NOT pay any unemployement claims. Doesn't it affect the cost of what they have to pay into the state for the claims? I'm not a lawyer so don't know what the ramifications are but I do believe that it affects the bottom line and right now they are protecting that bottom line.
thespaz

Livingston, AL

#15 Oct 22, 2012
Depending on the state massive files of unemployment can result in 3 to 2 percent across all level of pay roll. So the DM, Pharmacists, and other high payouts will be calculated in the increase.
Red

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Oct 22, 2012
mmhae wrote:
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If you take the seperation or resign you are not "harmed" and are not able to receive redress from them. If you are being terminated due to just them cutting staff and they have come up with a bogus reason, have them terminate you and file a claim with the EEOC.
I'd like to know if more people are filing for unemployment and if Walgreens always fights it.
Separation is wag way of saying your fired. Waiting until the end.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#17 Oct 22, 2012
If anyone thinks they're getting severance come the end of this, you're living in a dream world.

There would have to be a lawsuit of some type to force Wag to pay out severance to MGTs that will get short changed.

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