Q: Am I required to hold an emergency/on call phone when my employee contract never stated one ?
They want to write me up for missing a call at 2 am and I never even agreed to accept the phone they made us take it
A: If you do have a contract with your employer, contact an employment law attorney for review of the details. If you are an at-will employee, the job descriptions and the expectations for your job can change at any time, in which case, you would have to either find a new job, or adapt to the new policy. But if you do have an employment contract, it’s a good idea to have an employment lawyer carefully review what it says about being on call for phone calls; they will help you sort through the fine print of your contract.
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