The courts have made that quite clear, if you actually look at the cases in which that specific issue was raised rather than, as is typical for those making the sovereign citizen arguments, resorting to cases and laws that are not on point.
As I said, I'm not making any bets on unemployment either for or against.
I never do that! But they'll know what they want to ask and hear and they'll decide. There's not any harm in filing and working it out.
As far as I'm concerned, there's never a downside to filing. My response was to llworking, who somehow always manages to sound as if she's disagreeing even when she says she's not.
The premise on which this post is based is just stupide. I would fire whomever came up with the idea that employees have to relinquish their phones during working hours.
If they want to have a policy that you cannot use the cell phone during business hours that's fine. But to confiscate the phone is over the line.
The employees use their phones to track their kids and get emergency messages of all types, etc.
Some of you are so myopic.
And I not only do not disagree, llworking, I agree 100%
There are a variety of valid reasons cellphones are not permitted on job sites.
People are welcome to leave them in their cars or at home or find another employer if they want to have their phone with them while at work.
The problem is in the order in which this took place. He confiscated the phone and wallet THEN wrote a policy.
He should have written the policy then confiscated the phone (if confiscation was part of the policy/agreement). However, he would still be in the wrong if the confiscated more than the phone.
You should have made him fire you. Then unemployment might have been easier to collect.