In our practice in White Plains, NY we have a number of municipal employees who come to us with disciplinary problems. Also, depending upon the status of that employee they may not be fired without notice, without charges, or without a hearing. If the employee in New York has permanent competitive civil service status he can’t just be fired on the spot, there is a process that has to be followed.
There are some municipal employees who may not have protected by civil service status either, because they are serving a probationary term or they are non competitive employees and have not had their status ripen into permanent status. For those employees, it is conceivable that they could be fired on the spot.