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Regrettably none. While there are certainly many things that the law regulates with employment, the employer acting like a baby is not one of them.
The employer is not legally required to allow you to work through your notice period. When you give notice, you are technically immediately resigning and offering the employer the favor of additional work time, which the employer can accept or not. Not accepting that additional work time offer does not change your resignation into a termination.
At this point, you have not described any illegal action by your former employer. Unprofessional, yes, but not illegal.
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