Virginia  |  Employment Law

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Asked on: 9/10/12, 10:25 am

Greetings, I am an active duty military spouse and had to resign from my job in Virginia on Jun 25, 2012. My husband's report date to Texas was no later than Sep 3rd, 2012 and he left Virginia Aug 18th. I had to leave before July because I am pregnant and needed to get to Texas as soon as possible to seek employment, find a house , and an OB. I applied for unemployment with Virginia because that's where I was working however I lived in Maryland for a while and my funds had to be transferred to VA. I found out that I would receive more money from Maryland so I called and began my cancellation with VA. I had a scheduled fact finding interview on Aug 2,2012 but I missed the call because I was not informed that even though I had submitted a cancellation I would still need to participate. The deputy left a voice message on my phone and said she saw a cancellation pending and she would monitor it however she still made a determination and disqualified me so my cancellation could no longer go through. I had no choice but to file an appeal and was found that military transfer was not a "good cause" however in Maryland this would be granted as a "good cause" I would like to know what my rights are regarding this case and what should I do?

Many thanks,

Diana Williams

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