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Can I be fired for no reason at all?

In most states, an at will employee can be fired for little or no reason unless you have a employment contract with your employer. That means you can be fired with no notice and for no specified reason; but, the one upside of being an employee at will is that you, too, can quit for no reason and with no notice. However, in many instances, employment contracts are often found to exist, even if there is no written formal agreement. For instance, if an employee handbook provides certain grievance or disciplinary procedures, then the employer has an obligation to follow those procedure before firing you. Click here for more information on employee handbooks and oral promises. Furthermore, you may be protected from no-cause termination if you are a part of a labor union.