Fort Collins Attorney Discusses Cell Phones At Work
Can My Employer Stop Me From Using My Cell Phone At Work?
The short answer is yes. You are being paid to devote your time and efforts to your employer during your work day. Doing anything else during your work day like talking on your personal cell phone or texting not only reduces productivity your employer is paying for, but can and often times are, an unwelcome distraction to your co-workers. Does this mean that you could be disciplined or terminated for using your personal cell phone at work? The answer is maybe. It depends on whether or not your employer has a policy/procedure about cell phone use during working hours and also how your employer has treated cell phone usage in the past. Does your employer allow certain employees to use cell phones while disciplining others for cell phone use? Each case is unique and requires a thorough analysis of the facts.
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Robert J. Herrera, Esq.