I was reading through the Blackberry news of the day and I came across a story that literally made my say to myself, “You’ve got to be frigging kidding me”.
According to a Rutgers-Camden School of Business study, companies could possibly be legally liable for BlackBerry addiction. I admit that I have actually heard of a workers compensation claim for repetitive stress injury due to excessive BlackBerry use, however, actually finding a company legally at fault for an employee’s addiction to their BlackBerry is a new one for me.
While addiction to work has been a widespread phenomenon for some time, the Rutgers-Camden research suggested that employers may be laying themselves open to legal liability for these addictions.
The pressure for using technology to stay connected 24/7 may carry employer responsibility for detrimental outcomes to the employees.”
I wonder how much a BlackBerry addiction suite is worth?