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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Voluntary Quit VQ 135 - Reason for Decision

Voluntary Leaving or Discharge

Use Section 1256, VQ135, and appropriate letter.

(For RDs relating to constructive quit separations, see the appropriate MC section.)

I. DISQUALIFICATION

A. (Reserved)

B. (Reserved)

C. Failure to Return to Work at End of Definite Layoff

You quit your last job with (employer name) when you did not return to work at the end of a definite layoff. Your failure to return was for personal reasons. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

D. Sale of Stock

You quit your last job with (employer name) when you sold your stock in the company and left the business. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

E. (Reserved)

F. Quit in Anticipation of Discharge

You quit your last job with (employer name) because you believed you were going to be laid off or discharged. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

G. Substantial Delay in Attempting to Withdraw Resignation

You quit your last job with (employer name) and later tried to withdraw your resignation. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

H. Employer Releases Claimant Early

You gave notice you were going to quit your last job with (employer name). Your employer paid you through the day you gave notice, but released you earlier. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

I. Substitutionary Layoff Not a Contract Provision

You quit your last job with (employer name) so a junior employee could continue working. Your contract or employment agreement does not provide for substitutionary layoffs. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

J. Election Not to "Bump" - Same Employer

You quit your last job with (employer name) because you did not want to bump another employee. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

K. Quit in Lieu of Discharge - Discharge was for Misconduct

(Enter Code Section 1256, issue MC)

You quit your last job with (employer name) rather than be discharged. Because the employment relationship was terminated at your employer's request, the separation is considered a discharge. The reasons for discharge meet the definition of misconduct connected with work. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

II. ELIGIBLE

AA. Substitutionary Layoff Elected

The claimant quit your employment to allow a junior employee to work. The contract or agreement allows such substitutionary layoffs. Available information shows that the claimant had good cause for leaving work.

BB. Mutual Misunderstanding

The claimant left your employment because he/she believed he/she was discharged. You believed the claimant had quit. Available information shows that the leaving was the result of mutual misunderstanding and is neither a quit nor a discharge

CC. Continuing Work Available With Temporary Agency

The claimant quit your employment by refusing another assignment that was immediately available. The claimant's reasons for doing so were compelling. Available information shows that the claimant had good cause for leaving work.

DD. Quit in Lieu of Discharge - Discharge Was Not for Misconduct

(Enter Code Section 1256, issue MC)

You permitted the claimant to resign rather than be discharged. Because the employment relationship was terminated at your request, the separation is considered a discharge. After considering the available information, the Department finds the reasons for discharge do not meet the definition of misconduct connected with the work.