No you can not because you wasn't fired or laid off.that would be the same as walking away, and that is more than likely the reason you are being forced so that your company won't have to pay unemployment.
If you are referring to a situation where you were told that you could either be fired or resign, then yes, you are most likely eligible for UI benefits.In California, for example, EDD's website specifically states this:Title 22, Section 1256-1(d), provides:An employee who leaves work when asked by the employer to either resign or be fired, or an employee who resigns rather than agree to a forced leave of absence, has not left work of his or her own free will. In these situations, since the employee did not choose to quit, the employer is the moving party in the separation and the employee becomes involuntarily unemployed.When an employer allows a claimant to resign rather than be discharged, the option is usually given because the employer does not desire to affect the claimant's future employment possibilities with other employers by reporting his termination as a discharge. All such "resignations" will be characterized by the fact that the claimant had no choice relative to remaining employed. If he didn't resign, the employer would have discharged him. In such cases, the claimant's leaving is involuntary and will be treated as a discharge.
If I Am Forced To Resign Can I Still Receive Unemployment Compensation?
That would be a choice an unemployment office would have to make. Make an appointment, explain the "duress", and let the choice for or against unemployment benefits be made by the right people. If you have any close co-workers who can prove duress, I would take a couple to the appointment, so you aren't the only only one saying "duress". Good luck.
Back injury and a settlement can I draw unemployment
You can try. However, probably there is no proof that you were forced to resign. So your resignation is going to see as voluntary. And if its seems as voluntary, you may be denied. But you can try it.
If request to resign or accept demotion at 50% less pay Can I collect unemployment
I am about to be laid off. I am retirement age due to my years with the company and age. I would like to retire and want to know If I retire would I be eligible to collect unemployment benefits?
I don't think so because it was your choice to leave.