How Texting in the Workplace Could Damage Your Business

By Carla Turchetti

When you take a look around your business, does it seem that everyone is all thumbs? Are cell phones glued to your employees’ hands as their fingers fly through text after text?

You may not have given the issue much thought, but as a small-business owner, it’s up to you to decide whether it’s OK for your employees to text on the job.

“Text messaging can lead to serious employment issues, including lost productivity, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims,” says lawyer David Reischer, COO and founder of LegalAdvice.com. “A small business should have an employee-texting policy and make efforts to …read more