Resignation as a pre-condition to settlement: Is the employee still entitled to Unemployment Benefits?
By Sarah Hegener Anglin, Esq.
Most employers require employees to agree to resignation before beginning settlement negotiations. A question arises as to whether the employee, who has voluntarily resigned, is subsequently entitled to draw unemployment benefits. In Georgia, an employee is disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits if he voluntarily resigned from his employment without “good cause”. […]