Can I legally request my personal phone records from a previous employer?

I used to work for a company and one of my benefits was that my personal cell
phone was on the ‘company plan’ I left that office a few months ago not on the
greatest terms and now need access to phone calls I made while on their plan 6
months ago for a totally personal non work related reason. Do I have any legal
right to request these documents? Is it like the legal right I have to see my
personal file? I really need these records and don’t want to have to subpoena
them or anything if I don’t have to. I work/live in NJ.

Asked on June 6, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, you have no legal right to the phone records from when you were on the company phone plan, unless you subpoena them in the course of litigation: you may have used the phone, but the records from when you were on the compnay plan belong to the company.


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