Making a cellphone ban stick

Quebec arbitration decision indicates employers can fully ban cellphones from the workplace where there are security and safety concerns

Making a cellphone ban stick

How far can an employer’s policy prohibiting cellphone usage as well as cellphone possession go? That is the question a Quebec arbitrator had to answer in Ville de Victoriaville c. Syndicat des fonctionnaires municipaux de la Ville de Victoriaville (CSD). This case should provide guidelines for employers who seek to limit cellphone usage in the workplace through a policy.

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