I’ve been fired. Does my employer have to give me a reason?
Question & AnswerI’ve been fired. Does my employer have to give me a reason?
Gather your evidence
You might know that you were fired for a reason that goes against your rights.
But sometimes it’s hard to show that this is why you were fired.
It’s a good idea to get legal advice. But before you talk to a lawyer, try to collect any documents or information that might help you.
When you talk to a lawyer, here are some things that might be helpful:
- your employment contract, if you have one
- paperwork your employer gave you when you were fired, including your
- any letters, memos, or emails that might help to show why you were fired
- documents or other things that show what you did to claim your rights as a worker
- any notes you made about things that happened at work, for example, if you were treated in a way that goes against your human rights
- contact information for co-workers or others who saw or heard things that could help you show why you were fired