Quote Originally Posted by MrsHB View Post
It may be "allowed by law", but that doesn't mean it must be "allowed by the employer".

After all, drinking alcohol is perfectly legal, but that doesn't mean you can't get fired for doing it at work...
Great analogy.

If you don't like the rules, get a new job. You can make that decision, or your employer will. FWIW, getting another job without a good reference from your last employer (or worse, a bad reference) could be harder than you think.