During a state of emergency, like during extreme weather conditions, can an employer in Wilmington, Delaware force you to come in or even threaten to terminate your employment?

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During a state of emergency, i.e. extreme weather conditions, can an employer force you to come in to work or even terminate your employment? I work for a funeral home answering service that claims to be an emergency service. We answer the phones when a funeral home office is unavailable. I called out of work, due to a recent Delaware state of emergency caused by a blizzard. The response I received is that I must be at work no matter what the weather. What qualifies as an emergency service? Can they force me to come in to work though only certain people at the company are required to come in? Now they are saying they are terminating me.

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