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Can I still collect unemployment if I refuse to return to an unsafe workplace?


Carolyn Kaster – Associated Press

Pharmacist Evelyn Kim and pharmacy technician Omar Toppin clean the counter at the CVS pharmacy at Target in the Tenleytown area of Washington in March. Many businesses are providing or requiring that staffers wear masks or other protective gear.

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, we've asked readers what they most want to know about its impact, prevention and treatment. This is an answer to one of those questions. You can find more answers here.

I was furloughed from a hotel job and am receiving unemployment. What if they recall me and I do not feel it is a safe environment to work in due to the lack of [personal protective equipment]? Do I lose unemployment?

Many Minnesotans may soon be asked to return to work as the governor eases closure orders on some businesses. But if some refuse to go out of health concerns, they will likely lose unemployment benefits.


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