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Can i be fired for clogged toilets?

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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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

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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.

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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.

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