No Cell Phones Allowed

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about cell phone rules:

My HR manager has sent down the “law” that we are not to even have a phone in the building while we are working. She has sent out a Document that she would like us to sign stating that we know this rule and they can fire us on-the-spot if we have our phone on us.

This is a problem with me due to the fact that I am a divorced Father and my cell is the only way my son’s mom can get in touch with me. She has tried in the past to leave me a message with our receptionist, but sometimes I don’t get the message or it gets to me much later. Can they legally ban the phone in the work place?

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