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What do you consider acceptable reasons to quit a job?


What do you consider acceptable reasons to quit a job?

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  • Hej Estani

    According to the Unemployment Insurance Act, acceptable reasons for leaving your job are:

    Health reasons We need a medical certificate from your doctor that states your health problems. It has to include what made your job unsuitable for you from a medical perspective. You need to have been in contact with a doctor before resigning and the doctor needs to state that you should resign due to health issues. We will also need to know from your employer if the possibility for redeployment (to work in a different department or with different work assignments) has been examined. Answer questions in a form in Mina sidor where you write a short description of your situation and health problems.

    Harassment/ Discrimination If you have been harassed or discriminated against at work, it may be a valid reason to resign of your own accord. You must show that you and your employer have tried solve the problem. Re-deployment must also have been examined before resigning. If you have been in contact with your union, please ask them for a written statement or give us their contact information. If you have not been in contact with your union, a written statement from a co-worker can also be helpful.

    Re-location: Move to another town
    Resigning your job in order to move with your partner (that you share a household with) to another town can be an acceptable reason if all three of the following conditions are met:
    1. Your partner has a new permanent, full-time job in the town you are moving to.
    2. The relocation forces you to commute more than 4 hours a day (more than 2 hours commuting in each direction)
    3. Weekly commuting is not possible due to family reasons; for example small children.
    We will need a copy of your partner’s employment contract, a description of your commuting options and details of your childrens´ ages and special circumstances.

    Nonpayment of salary
    If your employer does not pay you your salary, or repeatedly pays your salary too late, this can be an acceptable reason for resignation.

    Examples of non-acceptable reasons to resign
    • You did not receive a promotion
    • You are over- or under qualified for the job
    • You did not receive the pay raise you requested
    • You did not receive the job assignments you wanted or was promised.
    Income insurance
    Your income insurance payment may be affected by a resignation. Contact your union for more information about how a resignation can affect your income insurance.The income insurance is based on your compensation from us.

    You can call us between 8.30-16.30 every weekday at 08-412 33 00 and talk to an administrator.

    Have a nice day!

    Kind regards, Anna

    Anna W
  • Hejsan,
    If I resign in order to prepare for my own startup, would it be an acceptable reason?
    Tuan Le
  • Hello Tuan!

    No, that is not an acceptable reason.

    Please give us a call if you want to know more. We are open weekdays 8.30-16.30 no 08-4123300.

    Have a nice day! Kind regards, Anna
    Anna W
  • What about resigning just because you hate your job and want some time to find another one?

  • Hello Ivan!

    Thank you for your post.
    • No, to hate your job is not an accetable reason.
    Have a nice day!

    Kind regards, Anna
    Anna W
  • reading the messages chain above. Interesting so actually we should resign only if we have found a new job in another Company.
    If we resign because we do not fit the role, too hard and do not perform well then we can't be registered to the A Kassa.
    We are only registered to Arbertsformedligen.

  • Hello VZ!

    The unemployment insurance is created first and foremost to pay out benefits to people that are being unemployed by other reasons than of their own choice. It's correct that if you by your own resign because you do not fit the role and do not perform well you will receive a suspension from the a-kassa before you can recieve benefits. If your employer ends the employment for the same reasons there will be no suspension. The idea behind this is that if you don't like your job you should try to find a new one before you resign.

    However, even though you don't have acceptable reasons to resign you will still be able to receive benefits after a period of 9 weeks suspension.

    All the best
    Petter B

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