Can you be fired by a text message?

Asked on May 23, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can be fired by text message--or for that matter, by letter, postcard, voice mail, email, etc. The law does not  restrict how any employer may fire employees. If you had an employment contract which specified that you had to be provided notice of termination in certain ways, that would be enforceable; otherwise, your employer may fire you however it liked. What  you describe is highly unprofessional, but legal.

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