Phone privacy

Does your phone belong to you? Mobile phones have become an integral part of life. We hold very private conversations on them, we text our loved ones, we store photos, we make our social media postings. We also use our phones to do work. Why is this important? Because in a recent case, the Court of Appeal ordered companies to obtain their employees' phones and other devices so that those phones can be searched for material relating to the dispute between the parties. This means that in future your phone could be open to inspection by others: the contents of your phone will no longer be private. Your only solution may be to ensure that you keep your work communications separate from your personal communications. Here are some suggestions: 1. Have one phone for work and one phone for your private life. 2. Do not email business matters from your private email account. 3. Do not email private matters from your work account. 4. Avoid making private phone calls during working hours unless absolutely necessary. So, think very carefully about using your private phone for work. It may not be that private in the future!

If you have concerns about privacy aspects relating to your job, contact us using the form below.

Recently, a client came to see us about a personal injury claim. She had been injured at work when she slipped on a wet floor at the office. She had a really good case because there was no warning that the floor was wet, and the area where she slipped was poorly lit. As a result of her fall, she had been unable to work for six months, and although she did return to work for a short time, she was eventually forced to give up work altogether because her mobility had been seriously affected. Her job had been well paid, and she was well on her way to a big promotion. We felt confident that we could help her obtain a good settlement for her injuries and loss of earnings. Sadly, there was just one snag: she had waited too long before taking action. In general, you must claim within three years of an injury to be successful. So, if you have been injured, don't delay: call us now.

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