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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Voluntary Quit VQ 235 - Reason for Decision

Health and Safety Considerations

Use Section 1256, VQ235, and appropriate letter. If a leave of absence is involved, see VQ 285.

I. DISQUALIFICATION

A. Health Concerns, No Medical Advice

You quit your last job with (employer name) because of health concerns. You had no medical advice to quit. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

B. Non-Compelling Health Reasons

You quit your last job with (employer name) for a health condition that did not prevent you from working. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

C. Compelling, But Did Not Grieve Conditions

You quit your last job with (employer name) because of health reasons. You did not request lighter work or explore all reasonable solutions before you quit. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

D. Asked to Take Drug Test - Refused

You quit your last job with (employer name) because your employer asked you to take a drug test. The employer had reasonable grounds for the request. After considering available facts, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

E. Deleted

F. Non-Compelling Health/Safety Reasons

You quit your last job with (employer name) because of a concern for your health and/or safety. You have failed to show that you explored all reasonable solutions before you quit. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

G. Deleted

II. ELIGIBLE

AA. Medical Advice to Quit

The claimant quit your employment on his/her doctor’s advice. A leave of absence was not available or would not have resolved the problem. Available information shows that the claimant had good cause for leaving work.

BB. Reasonable Concern for Health or Safety

The claimant quit your employment because of a reasonable concern for his/her health or safety. Available information shows that the claimant had good cause for leaving work.

CC. Failure to Take Drug Test - Employer Request Unreasonable

The claimant quit your employment because he/she was asked to take a drug test. The claimant had not previously consented to the test and there was no reasonable suspicion that he/she was under the influence of drugs. Available information shows that the claimant had good cause for leaving work.