Yes, You Can Get Fired for Texting at Work


By Barbara Safani


Thinking of sending a quick billet-deux to your lover or a quip about your boss or a co-worker on your business cell phone? You might want to read this first.

The Supreme Court recently ruled that a government employer can access and read an employee's text messages if sent on a company-issued device. The court ruled that as long as the employer had a "work-related purpose" for inspecting an employee's text messages, it was considered their legal right.

And just how did this issue make it all the way to the Supreme Court?