I was laid Off from my job Of 13 years yesterday, they have lined up a job for me in another county 1 hour away.

Asked over 1 year ago - Ladysmith, WI

I would have to drive that every day, They said If I dOn"t take the job I would not get unemployment> Can they do this?

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  1. Gregory J. Jerabek


    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . Likely yes. If you are offered another position and you refuse, you can be denied unemployment. This all depends on whether your refusal of the new position is "reasonable." A one hour drive is not something that is completely uncommon for people to deal with. The best advice I can give in this job market is to take the job and either move, get a more fuel efficient vehicle, or look for a new job.

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