Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Why has he done that? What was the nature of the correspondence sent over?
Is it a personal phone? Was it done in work or in personal time do you think?
is the employer taking any action against you as a result?
The best way to deal with this is though the employer’s internal grievance process. It is used to bring a complaint about the employer or a colleague, to do with work-related matters. This then prompts the employer to investigate the complaint and hold a grievance hearing where you will be asked for further details and they can then eventually decide what, if any, action to take. They could for example decide to discipline the other employee if they are found to be in the wrong and issue them with a warning.
What you would be complaining about here is the breach of trust and confidence on their part, the fact that they have obviously had unauthorised access to your personal phone and distributed personal information about you to others, without any reasonable justification.
Am I able to get the police involved?
they are unlikely to get involved in this, fr them it would not be something they would deal with, it is not really a criminal issue where someone has done this for their own benefit, like accessed your phone to make a financial gain let's say
Even though he deliberate accessed my Gmail account on my phone without my permission ... which I would never have given him anyway.
I also don't know what other info he has taken off my phone?
Even in that case, for them this would be a trivial matter which would be best left for resolution with the employer - you have nothing to lose by reporting it but I am just telling you what you should likely expect if you do
Thank you - the employer is my Dad ... awkward!
yes it is....hopefully he can resolve this
Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? Thanks
you have answered it but I am slight disappointed that that is all I can do. I did read a case in the US where a guy accessed his wife's emails without permission and ended up with 5 years ... was hoping for something along those lines!
US/UK laws - very different ...as I said you can report it to the police, the worst they would say is they can't help and that's that, which is also the likely outcome, but 5 years in jail for that over here - no chance
shame! thanks anyway
you are welcome, all the best