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By israelmalik ·
After 9/11, Eastern seaboard blackout and few hurricanes my company took a new approach, every one get laptop?no more desktops. With this new approach if an employee is unable to driver to his/her office to whatever reason, that day they work from home; In fact all employees require to pack and take their laptop home at the end of each working day.
One important factor of owning laptop is the risk of loosing it to airport theft, car break in, someone forgot hi/her laptop somewhere, etc. My company policy make those event an employment a Ground for Dismissal, unless user can show that he/she done all they can to prevent it.

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by BFilmFan In reply to IT Network Specialist

If the laptop is stolen out of your baggage, which is required to be unlocked by US law to get onto the airplane, you are responsible?

If someone breaks into the car and steals the laptop you are responsible?

Do you fire the CEO and Board of Directors if the company building catches on fire and burns down?

I'd advise you to speak to legal counsel before your company policy has you signing fat checks over in a lawsuit settlement.

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