If you quit your job, it must be for "good cause." Good cause relates to something your employer did or did not do.
A Referee may decide that you quit for good cause if you can prove one or more of the following:
- The job posed a risk to your health, safety, or morals (for example, sexual harassment);
- You were not able to perform an essential part of your work because of something that the employer did and a reasonable person would also not have been able to;
- You could not do your job because of a medical problem. Health-related reasons can be hard to prove were for good cause so you need to show that you gave your employer information related to your medical condition like a doctor's note.
- You told your boss you were leaving;
- You could not do your job because a spouse, child, or parent had a medical problem and they needed your assistance. You gave your boss supporting medical documentation and you told your boss that you could no longer work at all, or requested a change in your hours;
- Your employer is breaking laws regarding your wages, such as not paying them;
- Your employer greatly reduced your pay, your hours, or your benefits. It is also good if you can show that because this happened you have actively been searching for another job;
- Your employer required you to transfer to another location but you could not work at this location.
- Domestic violence made you fear for your safety or the safety of your spouse, parent, or child.
- Your spouse was relocated for his or her job and you needed to move and cannot commute to your job.
- There are other very strong and legitimate reasons for you having left your job that would make the average worker quit.
You must show that before you actually quit, you tried to solve the problems that you were having at your job. If you did not do this, you must have a very good and specific reason.