No leave for mother’s death

Was on termorary assignment at Core Logic.  The contract was till end of October 2010. The lady who I had replaced had returned and my job was finished by 15th of October. Was still hanging on until end of month but there was no work to do.

I got the news that mother was on death bed. Told the company that I have to leave but the contracting company told them the I could leave only when I resigned.

I resigned and left for India.

When I came back I applied for unemployment benefits. I wrote the separation was not voluntary. The state of California refused me benefits and banned me from claiming benefits for three years.

I appealed. The company sent its representative to the judge’s hearing.

To my surprise, the judge was honest and ruled in my favor.