Can my employer give my unlisted, personal cell phone number to another associate or employee for business-related use without my consent?

 Posted 12-08-2012

Steve Duggan replies:

An employer can generally require an employee to provide a phone number so that they can be reached during their off-duty hours for a legitimate business reason. If you provided your unlisted cell phone number for that purpose to your employer, then it seems reasonable that it could be provided to another employee to use to contact you as part of your job. From the information you provided, I cannot say that the employer did anything wrong.

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