Sometimes people come to me and ask whether they can obtain unemployment benefits in Maryland if they voluntarily quit their job. The short answer is, it depends. If you quit for a better job, then you will not qualify for unemployment. The same is true if you quit because your spouse obtained a higher-paying job elsewhere.
If the reason you quit, however, was because you were being mistreated or harassed, or if you were promised a raise that was never given, then you might qualify for unemployment. Likewise, if you quit your job because you were asked to perform an unethical or illegal act, you will likely qualify for unemployment benefits.
Moreover, if you quit your job because you are unable to keep working for medical reasons or an injury, you may qualify for unemployment. Ultimately, if you are unsure whether you qualify for unemployment benefits, contact me for a short — and free — consultation and I will try to answer your questions.