Work Refusal

Employers, understanding the complexities of work refusal for unemployment compensation is essential for maintaining compliance and managing workforce dynamics effectively. When an employee refuses suitable work without valid cause, it can impact their eligibility for unemployment benefits. WorkForce West Virginia prioritizes transparency and adherence to legal requirements regarding work refusal and unemployment compensation. If you suspect an individual is receiving unemployment benefits after they’ve refused a job interview, job offer, or they have failed to report back to work after a layoff, leave of absence, etc., it is your duty to report it.

To report work refusal, fill out the Work Refusal form and email it to

For questions regarding work refusal, contact