Many employees are surprised to learn that their jobs can be terminated at any time, either for not meeting performance standards or any other reason that is not unlawful (such as unlawful discrimination). Unless you work in a Union environment, your chief protections against unfair termination may arise from your Employer’s Handbook setting forth terms and conditions governing discipline, probation, notices and appeals from termination, and severance compensation. You should retain a copy of your Employer’s Handbook from the date of your hiring and any subsequent versions through the date your employment ends. Likewise, you should retain all formal performance evaluations, emails and other correspondence with your supervisor, human resources and colleagues that bear on your employment as potential evidence.