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Can an employer require employees to disclose personal travel plans ?

Discussion in 'Employment, Labor, Work Issues' started by Mtackas, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. Mtackas

    Mtackas Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Can an employer limit your travel outside of work or make you report any travel ? I am an municipal (union) employee and we got a letter from HR saying we must report all personal travel plans to our supervisor . They are claiming they have the right to do this by adhering to OSHAs general duty clause and other apllicable laws that require employers to ensure a safe work place for all of its employees. Is this legal ? Our union did nothing to address it.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    The CAN is revealed by the DID.

    I suggest you escalate your concerns within your union hierarchy.
     
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    cbg Super Moderator

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    They can, because there is no law that says they can't.
     
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    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    You are free to disobey, providing you understand and are willing to accept any consequences that ensue.
     
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  5. Mtackas

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    Ok. Thank you. Guess I need to start looking for another job.
     
  6. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Maybe not. If enough employees disobey the edict or raise enough objections, management may think twice about the prospect of punishing a large number of employees.
     
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    Tax Counsel Well-Known Member

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    The OP is a member of a union. I would think that if a significant number of the members were upset by this that the union would step forward to address it. That the OP says the union has done nothing suggests to me that this is not a hot button issue for most of the rank and file.
     
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