If I give two weeks notice, can my employer fire me immediately?
The legal obligation of an employer will determine whether or not you can be fired after handing in your two weeks notice. The notice is usually a courtesy for your former employer to give the employer enough time to start looking for a replacement. In some states, employers can waive this two-week period and ask you to leave immediately. In other states, employers cannot let you go before your two weeks are up, as the firing may be construed as retaliation for you leaving the company. If you are let go before the two weeks, investigate the laws governing employment in your state.