For what reasons may I be fired?

If no employment contract exists, an employee may be fired for any reason except one prohibited by law such as age, race, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or disability. If an employment contract exists, the language of the contract will dictate the terms for dismissal. Where no specified time is fixed determining the duration of the employment, it is presumed to be an “employment at will” that can be terminated at any time by either party.