By mog907 - 25/07/2016 18:31 - United States - Wasilla
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Wart a terrible situation! I'll see myself out.
Actually, being an at-will employment state doesn't really mean much. It's a default state which can (and in many states is) be overridden by contracts, covenants, unions and the like. It also doesn't cover Civil Rights issues... So we really need more info on that, before we can judge...
edit: I didn't mean to make this a reply. Whoops. Serves me right for not paying attention. Where I used to work the soup warmer bucket thingies were in a really unsafe position, so if you got it wrong and didn't get to a sink in time you could end up with some nasty burns. One of the chefs ended up in hospital because she caught it wrong and five gallons or so of soup ended up going all down her front, about 170, 175F. I got it across the palm of my hand once. AFAIK they still haven't changed it. tl;dr - weaponised soup would be a force to be reckoned with
#50, they might have burns in other places they didn't mention ('cause it's only the herpes impersonator that was relevant to the firing) or protective clothing that saved them. Just because they didn't list them doesn't mean it didn't hit anywhere else. I don't think it's so unlikely as people seem to be implying that you could splash yourself in the face and nowhere else anyway.
OK, so it wasn't herpes. But how can you get fired for that even if it was?
Does your boss not realize that over 50% of the population has oral herpes? As long as you are using gloves and not like spitting in food it should not be a problem, even if it was herpes. He sounds very ignorant.