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Getting Fired for No Reason

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I'm asked about getting fired for no reason quite often. Site readers wonder if it's legal to fire someone without a reason and what they can do if they have been fired.

Unfortunately, getting fired without a reason can happen to just about anyone. In many cases, unless there is a contract or bargaining agreement, employees are considered covered under employment at will, which means your employer doesn't need a reason to fire you.

However, an employee can be wrongfully terminated if discrimination is involved in the termination, if public policy is violated, or if company policy states guidelines for termination.

What can you do if you've been fired? Here's how to handle getting fired including your rights, legal issues, unemployment, and job search and interviewing issues when you have a termination on your employment record.

For a personal look at what getting fired can be like, whether it's for a reason or not, take a look at our getting fired stories from those who have been fired and what it has been like for them.

Read More: How to Handle Being Fired | How to Answer Interview Questions About Getting Fired | Employment FAQs | Collecting Unemployment if You're Fired

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