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Can a manager broadcast your phoned-in sick call over its intercom system without your permission?

Milwaukee, WI |

Co-worker's daughter called in sick to her manager and he/she broadcast the call over company's speaker system. Assume reason was to humiliate her. She's worked for the company for over ten years. Can an employer broadcast a private call without your permission?

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Attorney answers 2

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No... That is an invasion of privacy. Send me an email, and I can help her.

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No, that's terrible! She may have other legal claims, too, in addition to privacy concerns.

Janet L. Heins
HEINS LAW OFFICE LLC