The dreaded butt dial or pocket dial at best can be embarrassing– at worst, it could cost you your job. James Stephens and his wife were at home one night complaining about his boss who overheard because James had pocket dialed him. The next day, James says he was given a choice: resign or be fired. He resigned. Now, he and his wife are suing, claiming that eavesdropping was illegal.
Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, joined host Kelly Cutrara on Global News Radio 640 Toronto to discuss the legalities surrounding a for cause termination (meaning no severance pay) after badmouthing an employer during a pocket dial.