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Do employers have to justify a reason? I work at a school as

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Do employers have to justify a reason for dismissal? I work at a school as a Teacher's Assistant in North Eastern Alberta. Each year we are told that we are not guaranteed our position each year and we are laid off in June. This leaves us with a cloud hanging over our heads. This past Friday I was given a letter of reprimand with 5 key points listed. They were points taken directly from our TA'S handbook on code of conduct.
They could not give me examples of times when it happened, just someone said or someone heard these things. Have they sufficiently covered their bases with this letter.
Do I have any recourse in this matter? Or am I completely without options. Thanks for your help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Ulysses101 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, thank you for the question.

Should I assume that you don't belong to the teacher's union?

And that you're on a short term contract rather than being a regular full time employee?