If you left work because of a temporary health condition, you may still qualify for Unemployment Benefits in North Carolina. The North Carolina Employment Security Commission provides that a worker who leaves work, either by being fired or by quitting, due to a temporary health condition that prevents him from working can still qualify for benefits.
It is all too uncommon for a boss to try to force someone to quit rather that firing her. Employers often believe that someone who quits work will be unable to receive Unemployment Benefits. This is not true in North Carolina. The NC Employment Security Commission recognizes constructive termination as a means of an employee leaving work and a successful claim under this theory will still allow employees to receive unemployment benefits.