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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Voluntary Quit VQ 235 - Fact Finding Guide

Health and Safety Considerations

  1. If the quit was because of the claimant's health, did the claimant quit on the advice of a physician?
  2. Was the claimant physically unable to work at the time of leaving?
  3. Did the claimant request a leave to preserve the employment?
  4. Did the claimant's medical condition exist before he/she was hired? If so:
    1. What led the claimant to believe he/she could do the job when he/she applied for it?
    2. Was the employer aware of the claimant's physical condition at the time the claimant was hired?
  5. If the claimant left work due to a belief of imminent illness or injury:
    1. What basis did the claimant have for that belief?
    2. Was the belief reasonable?
    3. Were the risks inherent to the occupation?
  6. Was there any reason, other than health, that the claimant left the job? If so, what was the primary reason for leaving?