People get fired for many reasons, including legitimate reasons – unethical conduct, insubordination, poor performance – and for some strange reasons – such as voting for a certain candidate or wearing orange to work.
Almost every state has at-will employment legislation in place – meaning that unless you have a contract, your employer can terminate your employment at any time for any reason and with zero notice. While most employers will give workers fair warning about performance issues and allow you the time to enact corrective measures, the truth is, you can be let go for something as simple as a personality clash.
However, you may have a case for wrongful termination if your firing stems from illegal discrimination, refusal to carry out illegal or discriminatory directives, or reporting violations of a law that includes anti-retaliation protection. In any of these cases, you may be entitled to remedies due to the fact that your termination was illegal and unsubstantiated.