Most people start their jobs with the best intentions, never thinking that they would ever get fired. After all, getting fired is a fate left for those employees who are incompetent or have said the wrong words to management. Unfortunately, when it comes to unwillingly losing your job, it can be a slippery slope if you aren’t smart about it.

You might lose your job and think you did nothing wrong to deserve such a cruel fate. If that’s how you feel, you should call Baron Law Group in Los Angeles and speak to a commercial lawyer. However, there are just some things you do at work that are unacceptable and will get you fired. So you will want to avoid these pitfalls. Here is a list of things that can get you fired for work.

Lying on Your Job Application or Resume

It is a good idea to tell the truth from the very start. Even though that little lie on your resume about your education or other places you were employed may help you get a job, the discovery that the information is false is a good way to get you fired. And if you think you got away with a fabrication because you were hired, think again as some background checks can take a month to complete. Once the car has been let out of the bag, you are likely going to lose your job.

Not Being Indiscreet

If you are in the market for a different job, just keep that a secret for the time being. Another thing you don’t want to do is send your resume to potential employers using your work computer while you are on the clock. You see, when management finds out you are seeing a change in employment while sitting at your desk on their time, you can be very surprised when they give you the boot.

Gossiping

If you like to talk about other people, do so on your own time with your friends or family members, not at work with your co-workers. You really don’t know who is listening when you are griping about the boss or bad-mouthing the organization. Winding up on the wrong side of a rumor can cost you your job.

Not Understanding That You are Replaceable

Never assume that you won’t get fired because you are irreplaceable. This is a tough one to swallow, but everybody is replaceable. You can bet there is somebody out there with more experience than you, a better education and has been doing what you do for a longer period of time.

Hanky-Panky

There are many organizations with a zero policy of inter-office dating, and the consequences could get you fired. But even if there is no written policy about inter-office dating, it’s not always a very good idea to do so. One rule you should abide by is never to pursue a relationship with someone you work with as there are so many ways it can go south.

If you have been fired from your job and not for any of the above reasons, call Baron Law Group, maybe we can help.