Voluntary Quit VQ 155 – Fact Finding Guide
Care of Others
- Does the person for whose benefit the claimant quit, meet the definition of family?
- What was the nature of the claimant's obligation?
- Was the claimant's presence necessary or required?
- What steps did the claimant take to meet the obligation prior to quitting?
- Was a leave of absence available? Was a leave requested? If not, why not?
- If the claimant moved to care for someone else, was the claimant's presence required or necessary?
- If the claimant continued working after the move, was the commute the underlying reason for the quit?
See also, Leaves of Absence VQ 285 and Travel: Time, Distance and Cost Factors.
- If the claimant left the employment to avoid the spouse, what actual necessity was there for leaving work?
- Had the claimant taken all reasonable steps, including obtaining a restraining order, before resorting to quitting?
- If the claimant quit because of domestic violence abuse, did an act or threat of abuse occur?
- Who was the victim of the domestic violence abuse? When did it occur?
- If the quit was to protect the claimant's children or the claimant against an act or threat of domestic violence abuse, is supporting evidence available?
- Why did an act or threat of domestic violence abuse cause the claimant to leave work?
- If the claimant quit to be married, what was the necessity for leaving work?
- If the marriage necessitated moving, was the new residence within commuting distance of work?
- If the marriage was delayed, what was the claimant's understanding of the imminence of the marriage at the time the claimant quit?
- If the claimant quit to accompany his or her nonmarital partner to another area, do they have a child in common?
- If the claimant quit to accompany his or her domestic partner to another area, are the partners registered with the California Secretary of State?
- Was the claimant forced to quit because he/she was a minor, under control of his/her parents?
Last Revised: 01/19/2022