Workers Forced To Quit Owed State Benefits, NJ Court Says

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Wednesday that a Crossmark Inc. employee who was forced to resign did not leave his job voluntarily and qualified for unemployment compensation, clarifying who is eligible for such benefits.

The case centered on Talmage Lord, who was told by Crossmark that he had to immediately resign in 2009 after his car broke down, leaving him unsure if he could resume his job restocking merchandise in retail stores in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Under state law, an employee who "has left...
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