Under the constructive termination principal, if you quit your job because the working conditions were so intolerable, your employer may still be responsible as if you were fired. If you had no reasonable alternative given the intolerable working conditions, read on.
Employees who quit their jobs can sue for wrongful termination under the doctrine of constructive termination or discharge. A constructive discharge occurs when working conditions become so intolerable that no reasonable person would be expected to continue. When conditions become such that an employee is forced to quit, this is considered to be the same as an involuntary termination.