Yes, you can get legally fired over a text message in India. However, it is not the most appropriate way to fire an employee. Mere fact that you were fired with just a text message does not give you a right to move to the Court questioning the illegality of the procedure. However, the conditions as to legal notice period in employment cases or payment in lieu of notice period (pay the amount equivalent to what he would have earned had he been served a notice period if notice period is not served.)

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