Cell Phone Needed For Emergency

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about cell phone in case there’s an emergency because of disabled child:

I have a son with disabilities and I have my cell phone as an emergency contact number. My employer is making a rule that there can be no cell phones on the premesis. When I have tried to get an emergency call on my work phone my son’s school couldn’t get through, so that is why I have my cell phone as the emergency number. My boss also told me that she wouldn’t tell me if there was an emergency if I was away on work duties until I returned, for safety reasons. Is this legal, or are there some privacy laws or employee laws that are being broken?

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