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Secretly recording workplace conversations can be helpful, hurtful

Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 10:36 AM | By Jonquille Pak

With the prevalence of smartphone technology in the workplace, mobile devices are commonly used as a tool to collect and preserve evidence in workplace disputes. Audio recordings are generally the most reliable evidence documenting contentious events in the workplace. They accurately and neutrally capture parties’ communications, their tone and demeanour in a way that handwritten notes, e-mails or verbal testimony cannot.

It is not a crime to secretly record a workplace conversation if the person recording is a participant in the conversation. However, it is unlawful...