The new Big Brother...your colleagues at work

Most of us now own a mobile phone with sophisticated recording technology. With the prevalence of such technology, the trend of employees secretly recording workplace interactions is becoming more common.

An employee seeking to prove misconduct or unpleasant behaviour by colleagues might try to catch them in the act by obtaining a recording of the offending behaviour. Employers and the courts increasingly have to grapple with the use of covert recordings and when they should be admitted as evidence.

A case which has settled recently in which an executive director at the investment bank, Goldman Sachs, secretly recorded her colleagues to support claims of discrimination highlights the risks and issues thrown up by employee recordings.

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Andrew Chamberlain

Partner - Head of Employment & Chair of the SDE

I am a Partner, the National Head of the Employment Team and the Chair of the Service Delivery Executive (SDE), which is focused on building better solutions for clients.