Written by attorney Tod C Gurney

Are Employers Entitled to Monitor an Employee’s Company Cell-Phone?

In City of Ontario v. Quon, the Supreme Court ruled that employers have the right to read employees’ text messages – including personal ones – if they believe that the workplace rules are being violated.

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At Garcia & Gurney, ALC, we understand California employment law and work with both employers and employees to uphold that law. If you currently monitor your employees’ company devices, or if you are thinking about doing so, consult with a Pleasanton business attorney regarding your rights. There are many legal issues that can arise from monitoring employee devices, even if they are company-owed. Our lawyers can help you draft a new company policy that informs employees of your right to monitor, as well as waivers for employees to sign upon receiving a company device. By informing your employees of your right to monitor, you can avoid any legal headaches in the future should an individual become disgruntled by your actions. To consult with a lawyer today, call 925-468-0400, or schedule a consultation online.

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