Dismissal from employment (also known as being “fired” or “let go”) is the termination of employment against the will of the employee. Dismissal can be due to issues with the employee’s performance, but it also may be due to factors outside the employee’s control, such as down-sizing or the elimination of a position.
Employers are not required to provide a reason for dismissing an employee. However, dismissal is illegal if the employer fires an employee for discriminatory reasons or fires someone in retaliation (for being a whistleblower, for complaining, for refusing to commit an illegal act, etc.)
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Also Known As: fired, let go