Jesse Emspak reports:
A group of Verizon technicians is appealing a court decision that upheld the company’s right to use global positioning system devices to track employees’ whereabouts.
The appeal was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In the original suit, filed in Massachusetts District Court July 2009, the workers said that Verizon had breached the terms of the contract with its unionized technicians as well as violated their right to privacy under the Massachusetts constitution.
The company contended that it had every right to know where its employees and its equipment were, as the GPS tracking was enabled on company-issued cell phones and computers designated for use on the job.
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