WRONG! Virginia-much like most states, is an At-will employment state, which means, an employee can be fired at ANY time for ANY reason…or no reason at all!
Other states are different…but not much. I once had a job at an Fair Employment Practice Agency and I had to tell people this every damn day. Do you know who constantly challenged me on this? Insisted it wasn’t true? Nine times out of ten? White men. Everyone else pretty easily accepted it, but white men? Totally ignorant of the law, would jump up and down insisting it was not true. And by golly they had rights to work as long as they did nothing wrong and even if they did!
Entitled much? Well…that’s not the law. At-will was and still is. And all those fired employees…well…as Kevin Hart would say: they gone learn today!