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Covert Recordings

Posted by on August 22nd 2013 in Blog Posts, Employment

I recently received a call from a client, about an employee who had covertly recorded a disciplinary meeting. My client was understandably aggrieved as they felt that the employee’s actions were underhand and breached their privacy. My client wanted to know whether the recording could be used if there was subsequent Employment Tribunal (ET) litigation.

Covert recordings are not uncommon. They take place in workplace meetings regarding redundancy, performance and disciplinary issues.

The issue of covert recordings has been considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in the 2006 case of Chairman and Governors of Amwell View School v Dogherty  and recently...