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Protect your job | Don't just give up and resign.

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut

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For someone who is having trouble on the job, and believes that perhaps their rights are being violated, but who also is just sick of dealing with the whole mess, the last think you want to do is just give up and resign.  

When you resign your job you must understand the following:

First, when you resign you cause your own damage.  You can't claim you lost your job based on the conduct of your employer because it was not their conduct that ended your job.  You did not get fired.  Instead, you resigned. 

Second, when you resign you fail to mitigate or minimize your damages.  In order to receive future lost wage damages you must generally prove that you mitigated your damages.

Third, when you resign you are no longer eligable to receive unemployment benefits unless you can make a showing of a hostile working environment. 

If you or anyone you know is having trouble on the job, and is questioning whether it is worth it to stick it out or to resign then before you act contact the employment lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211.

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