If I am out of work due to my work injury, can my employer fire me without cause?

Most likely, yes. Unless you fall into a few exceptions, you are subject to New York State’s “employment at will” doctrine which allows an employer to terminate an employee with or without cause. However, you may have protections if you belong to a union that has fought for certain rights through collective bargaining. Also, if you have an individual employment contract with your employer, then you may have additional rights therein.

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