My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Indiana
I worked for a company for 10 1/2 years. My job was and is scheduled as a 8 hour per day job, M thru F. Gradually my job went from working 37 - 40 hours per week to working 55- 60 hours per week with no official justification, just to "wait for the light at the end of the tunnel". I was expected to be available to work anytime from 630 AM to 830 PM six days a week without notice. PS - I was not a fireman, policeman, doctor, etc. I worked these extended hours for the past 3 years, hoping to ride the storm out and that the job would return to the scheduled 8 hours. But it did not and doesn't look like it ever will.
I have two young children, my wife works(occasionally nights & weekends) and we pay for after school care and all day care in the summer. My employer also wanted me to have child care for the evenings and weekends in case they needed me to work. I feel this is unreasonable to ask of someone.
One Friday I was told at 430 pm that I was to work the next day without exception, but I could not. I felt I had no choice but to quit, if not, I feel I would have been fired for insubordination, which I was never insubordinate.Obviously I feel I was justified, but...
I filed for UI but was denied. What are my chances of winning my appeal and are there any suggestions as how to handle it.
Ps -this company has a history of abusing their employees and has lost lawsuits in other states over there unfair treatment.