NY is an employment at will state. You can be fired without a reason unless it is discrimination or you have an employment contract. Apply for unemployment.
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Employers generally have a great deal of discretion to manage their work force, particularly in an "at will" employment state like New York. For example, your employer is free to terminate your employment because of lack work. I wish that I had better news. Good luck.
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Assuming you had no contract or union protection you were an at-will employee and could be fired for any reason or no reason. ... just not an illegal reason such as based on gender, religion, etc.
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