Under the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act, a person may be disqualified from unemployment insurance benefits due to voluntary leaving without good cause attributable to the employer. However, a material adverse change in the terms and conditions of the employment may constitute good cause attributable to the employer.
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Mr. Glickman is correct. If it is a substantial reduction in your salary, you may be eligible for benefits. Unfortunately, the fact that your employer lied is of no consequence.
Best of luck to you.
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