60-4-9Discharge of employee--Misconduct or immorality.

An employer may discharge any employee, whether engaged for a fixed term or not, if the employee is guilty of misconduct in the course of service or of gross immorality, though unconnected with the misconduct.

Source: CivC 1877, § 1163, subdiv 1; CL 1887, § 3786; subdiv 1; RCivC 1903, § 1482, subdiv 1; RC 1919, § 1106 (1); SDC 1939, § 17.0507 (1); SL 2008, ch 276, § 30.