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Fire

Somewhat informal; to terminate the employment of an employee. An employee may be fired for cause, such as for sexual harassment or absenteeism, or, in many cases, without cause. A fired employee is often eligible to collect unemployment insurance for a certain period of time.
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Caption: Fellows in the Fire Injury Research, Epidemiology and Evaluation Fellowship at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health visit a Philadelphia fire department in July 2016.
Cold snaps like this are when we tend to see space heater fires and one of every four space heater fires in the past five years has caused a fire injury,'' he said.
NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE Injury to Dimatar Berbatov, below, leaves Manchester United more reliant than ever in attack on Wayne Rooney, right, giving Sir Alex Ferguson, far right, more headaches with the Red Devils struggling to find top gear, failing to win at St Andrew's with Darren Fletcher sent off.