The answer to your question is "maybe." Whether or not the company can terminate you from this position depends upon whether you are in a union, and if not then what the corporate policy is on this matter. generally employees are terminable at will in New York State, meaning that the company can fire you without any reason. However if you are covered by a union than what the company can or can't do is defined in the collective bargaining agreement. If you are not in a union the company is still limited by their written personnel policies. Further, a company cannot fire you as a pretext to get around prohibited NYS and federal discriminateion laws. You need to hire a lawyer for an in depth consultation to appropriately explore your legal options.