Pennsylvania

Judge Rules Trenton Woman Can't Collect Unemployment Benefits After Quitting Job

Daa'iyah Wallace quit because she felt entitled to a raise after her job title changed, but her employer did not increase her wages.

Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court says a woman who quit when she didn't get a raise after her job title was changed can't collect unemployment benefits.

Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer wrote that wasn't a compelling enough reason for Daa'iyah Wallace to quit her $14.25-an-hour job as a data analyst for Sykes Enterprises.

The Trenton, New Jersey woman says she was hired as a customer service rep in September 2015, but that her job title changed two days later. She claimed that entitled her to a raise. But the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Board agreed with the employer that there was no significant change in duties- despite the change in job title- so the raise wasn't warranted.

Judge Jubelirer also noted that Wallace waited six months before quitting over her wages.

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