Can my employer make me download a work app to be used for my job on my personal cell phone?

Not paying my cell phone bill or reimbursing me for the use of it.

Asked on March 11, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Actually, unless this action violates the terms of any applicable employment contract or union agreement, it is legal. The fact is that most work relationships are "at will". This means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). Bottom, you can refuse to download the work app on your personal phone, however you can be disciplined (up to and including termination) if you don't.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Actually, unless this action violates the terms of any applicable employment contract or union agreement, it is legal. The fact is that most work relationships are "at will". This means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). Bottom, you can refuse to download the work app on your personal phone, however you can be disciplined (up to and including termination) if you don't.


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