It's not classy, but it's legal. Think about it. If it were not legal somehow, all that would mean is, you'd have to come into work just to be fired there. I'm sorry.
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Your employer can fire you and inform you via telling you in person, mail, telephone, text, email, fax, fedex, telex, telegram, hologram... there's no requirement that a notice of firing be given via a particular medium.