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Is it Legal for an Employer to Tape Employees Conversations in the Work Place?


I recently found out that there is a microphone above my desk and there are many more within the workplace.


Answer:


The law typically treats video surveillance and audio surveillance differently. The answer to this question depends in large part on your location and the laws currently in place in that particular state. In addition, if the employer notified employees by posting signs or issuing policies (such as those provided in an employee manual) which refer to the employer’s audio taping practice, the courts may find that employees impliedly or expressly consented to being taped.


 

This legal question was provided by Avvo and answered by Kim Patricia Berg. an experienced White Plains, New York Employment Attorney.

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