Finding respectable employment is a common desire for people in New York and in other parts of the country. The good news is that there are usually a lot of options for people to choose from. Unfortunately, however, people can experience less than satisfactory treatment when they are working. While employment laws provide protection against many of the atrocities that existed at work a century ago, there are still people and companies that violate them.
Recently, a woman who worked as a waitress was fired. The reason for her employment termination was because the three restaurant patrons that she was serving skipped out on a $96 bill. The waitress alleges that the restaurant threatened servers routinely, engraining the principle that if patrons left without paying for their meals that the servers would have to foot the bill. She mentions that restaurant management had never carried out on their threat until the patrons she served left without paying their $96 bill.