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Can my boss ask for text messages from employees' personal cell phones?

Nashville, TN |
Filed under: Civil rights

I sent a text message to another employee stating that I was unable to bring her work related materials before I came to work due to vehicle issues. I also sent the same text to my boss, only after she texted me first. Later, I found out that my boss asked the other employee to forward my text to my boss. Is this legal? What if I have receipts from mechanic? Can my boss legally ask these questions?

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There is nothing wrong with your boss obtaining texts from this employee if he/she gave them voluntarily.

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