Pa. woman who quit job in raise tiff can't get unemployment pay

Written by The Associated Press | May 10, 2017 10:33 AM

(Harrisburg) -- 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 Wallace waiting six months before quitting over her wages.

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