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Labor and Economic Opportunity

My employee, who does not have an underlying medical condition, has returned to work and reports they feel unsafe. Can they quit and get unemployed benefits?

If you are taking steps to create a safer workplace and are following MIOSHA guidance, the Governor’s Executive Orders, and the MI Safe Start plan, then the employee probably will not be eligible for unemployment benefits if they choose to quit employment. Whether the employee is eligible for unemployment benefits for a COVID-19 reason remains a fact specific inquiry and is determined on a case-by-case basis.