Can an employer take out a classified ad with your personal cell without your consent?

My GM wanted to advertise with no link to the company I work for in

a classified ad and used my personal cell phone as a contact without my consent or even notification. When asked who gave info he lied. Have copy of ad and

clearly states phone or text text is a cell phone not a corporate land

line; I have the emails to corroborate.

Asked on February 26, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Unless you resign over this (in which case they'd have to pull the ad), it is legal, since an employer lawfully require an employee to be the contact for work generally or ad responses specifically, on his or her personal phone, without having to get the employee's consent.


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