Sanitation Worker Forced To Retire for Accepting Tip

NEW YORK -

A New York City sanitation worker has been forced to take early retirement for accepting a $20 tip while on the job, The New York Post reported. Lenworth Dixon was given a tip by a Queens resident for helping remove a large amount of furniture and other trash in September, violating the city charter, which bans public servants from accepting gratuities for performing any official duty. City rules don’t differentiate between a bribe and a tip. The 25-year veteran was forced to retire from his $73,000-a-year job and pay a $1,500 fine.