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Control employee cellphone use–an accident waiting to happen

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by Dean A. LeDoux, Esq., Gray Plant Mooty, Minneapolis

businessman talking on phone while drivingMore and more employees use cellphones and smartphones to get their work done, something many employers encourage in the name of greater efficiency and better employee responsiveness.

But there’s a downside—significant safety and financial risks created by employees who use mobile devices while driving.

Employer liability issue

For more than a decade, many employers have had employment policies addressing appropriate employee cellphone use. However, the explosive rise of smartphones and greater use of text messaging has vastly increased the number of automobile accidents attributed to drivers’ use of mobile technology.

Numerous media reports have trumpeted the increase of “distracted driving” car crashes caused by cellphone use. A recent article in the Washington Post noted multimillion-dollar jury awards against employers in accidents involving death or serious injury, ...(register to read more)

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