Voluntary Quit VQ 90 - Fact Finding Guide
Conscientious Objection Based on Religious, Ethical, Moral, or Philosophical Beliefs
Ask the following questions to determine if the claimant's beliefs are sincere and genuine.
- Did the claimant give more than one reason for the quit?
- What work was required of the claimant that he or she found objectionable for conscientious reasons?
- Was the work directly in violation of the claimant's belief, or only peripheral to it? (e.g., Was the end result objectionable, rather than the claimant's specific job?)
- Did the claimant attempt to avoid the objectionable work by requesting transfer, etc.?
- If applicable: Does the claimant make this belief a part of his or her daily life? If not, why not?
- Does the claimant's search for work reflect an avoidance of work of the type he or she quit? If not, why not?
- In relation to the leaving of the job, when did the claimant decide that he or she had the sincerely held belief? (If after he/she left work, the reason for leaving may be a sham.)
- Is the belief supported by a tenet of an organized religious group? (While membership in such a group is not required, it would tend to show that the claimant's belief is genuine.)