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By  Tartara  |  13

So my first thought was, isn't that illegal? So I looked it up. Apparently it is not illegal to refuse water to customers. HOWEVER it does violate OSHA to not provide potable water to employees based on their personal needs. So if it your boss - since it was mentioned while at work - he is violating OSHA and you should bring that up to them!

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By  Tartara  |  13

So my first thought was, isn't that illegal? So I looked it up. Apparently it is not illegal to refuse water to customers. HOWEVER it does violate OSHA to not provide potable water to employees based on their personal needs. So if it your boss - since it was mentioned while at work - he is violating OSHA and you should bring that up to them!

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  species4872  |  17

Funny, over there it's Occupational Safety and Health, Down here in OZ, it's Occupational Health and Safety.

By  species4872  |  17

Interesting, here in Australia, NSW anyway they must provide water, (tap) free of charge by law. It is amusing seeing all the people buying bottled water from maccas when all they've got to do is ask for a cup of ice water and get it free.

By  WTF STFU  |  3

Does not getting a drink of water really deserve to be on fml ? I would have asked for a beer then called them cheap bastard and while on the clock go across town to a grocery store and buy a bottle of water and carry it around the rest of the day while only using one hand to work , ha.

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  GhostFox  |  33

Considering that dehydration interferes with brain function and can even cause death... Yes, an employer attempting to illegally refuse their employees something that said employees have a legal entitlement to is very much an FML. Especially if it's summer where OP works, because you can become severely dehydrated in just an hour in some conditions.

By  Cyberpope  |  3

A basic human need, sure, & so is food & shelter, but you must pay for those, too! If I feel the need to have water during the work day, I bring my own from home. My boss gives me paycheques so I can buy my own necessities of life.

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