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Is it illegal to fire someone over the phone in CT?

East Hartford, CT |

My friend just got fired over the phone. His mom is saying it's illegal. Is this true?

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  1. Best answer

    Employment is normally "at will" - terminable by either party at any time for any reason or no reason at all. It might be nicer to terminate employment (when necessary) with some degree of compassion and sympathy, but there aren't any legal requirements about it.

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  2. Of course not. Why would it matter how you were fired? They can do more or less whatever they want unless there's a contract reason not to.

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