If you have a job contract, an employer should not fire you unless you break the contract. Your contract may come from an:
- Employment contract
- Oral promise
- Pre-employment offer letter
- Union collective bargaining agreement
Even if you have one of the above, it does not mean that the employer can never fire you. Usually, contracts or handbooks state what things you can be fired for and what steps the employer must take before firing you. Talk to a lawyer if you are unsure about your rights.
If you are in a union, you have a work contract called a collective bargaining agreement. This is an agreement between the union and the employer. It can make the employer show “just cause” for disciplining or firing the employee. Check your contract and talk to your shop steward or union representative.