Employment Insurance Voluntarily Leaving while on EI
While I'm searching for a permanent position I am also taking steps to start my own business. I can also provide a full list of my job applications from March 2015 to current date of employment with present employer (March 21/16) if EI ask.
My question is, since I quit this underpaying role, would this be an allowable "just cause" to keep receiving my EI benefit? I realize there is always a probationary period between an employer and employee and they can let you go BUT what about the reverse AND the employee just doesn't find the role within a Company a good fit? I did find a case where this was allowable by EI:
Trial Employment Period
CUB 15680 Umpire Decision - The claimant had tried an employment for three days before she realized that it was not suitable. The Umpire is quoted as saying:
"This umpire, with some time to reflect, now proposes to express a rigid rule of universal application. It is this. A claimant seeking suitable employment is, after a short time (not defined) of trying out the offered job, just as entitled to raise just cause for voluntarily leaving if it be not suitable employment, as the claimant who refuses the job because it is not suitable employment is entitled to raise good cause for refusal. A bench-mark for a reasonable time (not defined) would be about one month in the new job to get to know it thoroughly, for usually after about one month the claimant as employee would appear to be waiving any and all objections to the employment's suitability and would in fairness be estopped - or simply not permitted - to quit voluntarily without some independently demonstrable "just cause"."
The appeal was allowed.
Claimant: Jennifer M. Sicoli
Would love to hear anyone's experience and knowledge so I'm a bit more prepared in case EI decide to stop my benefits.