Monday, September 03, 2007

Did Your Employer Give You a Cell?

Because your location can be legally tracked by your employer with the gps device in your cell phone.

John Halpin knows this all too well. He worked for the New York Public School System as a carpenter for 21 years before he was fired because the gps on his cell phone revealed that he had been leaving work early in 2006 (hence falsifying his time sheets).

Only two states (Connecticut and Delaware) require that employees are notified that they can be tracked using gps.

Yikes. It's not that I think we should get rid of gps technology, but I do think we should understand how and when we're being monitored by our employers.