When you apply for Unemployment Compensation you have to put down a "reason for separation."
A "reason for separation" is the reason you stopped working at your most recent job.
Here are common scenarios to help you figure out what to put as your "reason for separation."
You only need to meet one situation to qualify.
My employer doesn’t have work and/or my assignment ended.
My employer said I am temporarily laid off.
I am still working, but my hours have been reduced because my employer doesn’t have work for me.
My reason for separation is “layoff” or “reduced hours”
I don’t have transportation to get to my job anymore.
I can no longer work because of having no childcare.
I quit to avoid unsafe working conditions.
I took a leave of absence for a health reason.
My reason for separation is “quit” or “leave of absence.”
I was fired for insubordination or violating a workplace rule.
I missed work and/or was late and my employer fired me.
My reason for separation is “terminated” or “fired” or “suspended.”