Can my employer legally terminate me over the phone?

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Can my employer legally terminate me over the phone?

Just got fired and was told there is a possibility tat I may have been wrongfully terminated or that my employer has to fire me via the medium of personal face-to-face encounter.

Asked on July 9, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

No, there is no legal requirement to terminate employees face to face, unless you have an employment contract which requires this. In the absence of a contract, an employer may terminate you by phone, email, fax, text message, letter, etc.


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