The State of West Virginia.
I began working for a family member in 3/05. I was in a relationship at the time and everyone was getting along pretty well.
However, when I decided to leave the relationship, I moved closer to work. My employer/family member told me, specifically, that if I brought my ex to my new home OR if he moved in, she'd fire me. She's told everyone she'd fire me, including mutual friends and the other employees who work there.
Now, I know we don't have a written contract and she can fire me or I can leave at any time, with or without notice on either part.
Can she LEGALLY fire me, for a personal relationship which doesn't affect my job performance or the business in any way? If she does, what action can I take?