I need some advice, particularly from someone who may be familiar with employment law.
I will try to keep this short and brief.
3 Sundays ago, while managing a liquor store I work at, a former employee came in for beer. He had been hanging out shooting the breeze for awhile with us.. When he was getting ready to leave there ended up being a dispute over whether he had paid for the beer or not(he did not). This dispute, unfortunately, turned physical. With threats of violence made against me and my family by this person. No police were involved.
Fast forward to today, after I am led to believe this issue is done and over, he shows up today inebriated. Starts verbally assaulting me again, making additional threats against me and once again my family.
My employer said this person had been talked to, and thought things were resolved. I told my employer today that I don't know how much more of this I can take before I quit.
My question is, if I were to quit for this reason, is it "good cause" and could I file for unemployment until I found a new job?
I've worked here for almost 6 years, so I'm not trying to be a lazy bum.. But I have a wife, 2 kids now, one born a few weeks ago.. So I'm really just starting to be more cognizant of my safety and future of my family. I'm currently the only source of income because my wife was laid off shortly before we knew she was pregnant and has yet to regain employment anywhere(and her unemployment has since expired). Hence the importance of having some income right now.
So, there you have the quick and dirty... Hope some folks here can give me some advice. I'm not feeling to safe around my workplace lately.