Can i be fired for clogged toilets?

Asked almost 2 years ago - New York, NY

My employer is accusing me of leaving the toilet in a disgusting state which I have not done at all. They are seeking termination despite my testimony. Other employees are using the same toilet area and there are different stools there.

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  1. Jeffrey Bruce Gold


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Yes, you can be fired for clogging the toilet. You can also be fired for not clogging a toilet. So long as your employer is not discriminating against you because of your age, religion, national origin, gender or sexual preference. he or she may fire you. I

    If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore,... more
  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Unless you have a contract, you are an at-will employee and therefore can be fired for any reason or no reason so long as it is not an unconstitutional reason such as based on race, gender, religion, etc.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  3. Vincent Peter White

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . Yes, although it is unfair and ridiculous, it would be legal in New York State to fire you for that unless, perhaps, the toilet clog was as a result of some disability you suffer from.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any... more

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