Title 56 IDES RULES Part 2840
4) Example: An individual complains to his/her supervisor about persistent sexual advances by a coworker. The
supervisor takes no further action believing the individual can take care of himself/herself. The advances
continue causing the individual to quit his/her job. The individual is not subject to disqualification because
his/her case will fall within the exception at Section 601B(4) since the employer knew of the harassment and
failed to take any action.
5) Example: An individual's ex-boyfriend/girlfriend periodically waits outside his/her job site and threatens
him/her when he/she arrives and leaves work. Fearing for his/her safety, he/she stops coming to work,
informing the employing unit of his/her reason for leaving and providing the Department with a copy of a letter
signed by the individual's social worker, indicating the individual is receiving domestic violence services.
His/her case falls within Section 601B(6).
6) Example: An individual who works nights lives with his/her 17-year-old child. His/her child's ex-boyfriend/
girlfriend has been harassing the child, repeatedly following the child in public and making
threatening telephone calls to the child at his/her home at night. Fearing for the child's safety, the individual
quits his/her job to be home at night with the child. He/she informs the employer of his/her reason for quitting
and provides the Department with a copy of the police report regarding the threatening calls. His/her case falls
within Section 601B(6).
7) Example: An individual's ex-boyfriend/girlfriend periodically waits outside his/her job site and threatens
him/her when he/she arrives and leaves work. Fearing for his/her safety, he/she stops coming to work. He/she
informs the employer of his/her reason for leaving but fails to provide the Department with any of the evidence
enumerated in Section 601B(6) as acceptable proof of domestic violence. His/her case will not fall within
8) Example: An individual lives and works in Chicago with his/her spouse. The spouse accepts a new job in Los
Angeles, CA, and the individual and his/her spouse both agree they will move to Los Angeles together. The
individual leaves his/her job when it is time to move to Los Angeles. The individual is not disqualified for
leaving the job. It would be impractical for him/her to commute from Los Angeles to his/her job in Chicago,
and his/her case, therefore, falls within Section 601B(7) of the Act.
9) Example: An individual's drive to work from Lincoln to Bloomington took about 45 minutes. The individual
moved to Decatur when his/her spouse was transferred to that city. The individual quits his/her job to look for
work in Decatur, although there is no reason that he/she could not have continued driving to work in
Bloomington as the drive to Bloomington would only have been 15 minutes longer from Decatur. The
individual's case does not fall within Section 601B(7) because commuting from Decatur to Bloomington would
not be impractical.
10) Example: An individual's commute to work within the City of Chicago by bicycle took about 45 minutes. The
individual and his/her spouse move to Skokie, a Chicago suburb, when his/her spouse is transferred to Buffalo
Grove, another Chicago suburb. While the individual's commute time by automobile would still be about 45
minutes, the individual refuses to use an automobile even though one is available to him/her. Leaving under
these circumstances would not fall within the exception in Section 601B(7) of the Act [820 ILCS 405/601B(7)]
because commuting would not be impractical. Bicycling is the individual's personal preference.
(Source: Added at 34 Ill. Reg. 8520, effective June 16, 2010)
Section 2840.125 Early Retirement Or Employment Buyout Packages
a) An individual who accepts his employer's offer of an early retirement or employment buyout package and leaves
work according to the terms and conditions of the offer is ineligible under Section 601 of the Act unless, at the time
the offer is accepted:
1) the individual knows or reasonably believes that, within the proximate future, his employment will be
terminated by the employer under terms and conditions substantially less favorable than the terms and
conditions of the offer, or
2) the individual knows or reasonably believes that his employment will continue, in the proximate future, but
under terms and conditions substantially less favorable than the terms and conditions of his employment
immediately prior to the offer, or
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