Is it legal for a corporation to fire an employee by a text on our cell phones?

In May of 2016, I received a text message from my General Manager that I was released from Advance Auto Parts after my disagreement with my vacation time that was taken at that time. I was told that human resources was contacted and was behind my firing. Of coarse, this is a believable coarse of action but is this a legal action of firing in my state? I still saved this text firing on my phone for viewable proof to verify.

Asked on September 12, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless your discharge under the circumstances violated the terms of a union agreement or employment contract, it was legal. The fact is that most employment is "at will' which means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of actionable discrimination). This includes termination an employee by phone or text.

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