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An associate professor of management at the Rutgers University School of Business in Camden, N.J., Porter has written a paper saying that tech additions, particularly to mobile email devices, will likely lead to litigation in the future. The target? The nasty employer, of course.
"These people that can't keep [their mobile-device cravings] within any reasonable parameters and have these problems in their lives, at some point may say: 'My life is not all that great. How did this happen? Who can I blame for this?' " Porter, who co-authored the study with two other academics, told Reuters. "And they're going to say, 'The company.' "
Here's my suggestion: If you get rear-ended on the New Jersey Turnpike while eating a Triple McWhopper and checking your email on your BlackBerry, you'll have the civil-action trifecta: lawsuits against the other driver, the cheeseburger-maker, and your boss!
— Richard Martin, Senior Editor, Unstrung