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COVERT RECORDINGS: What’s the secret?

06 June 2014  

Clandestine recordings of private discussions at workplace disciplinary and grievance hearings may be admissible in employment tribunal proceedings, report Sharon Tan and Paul McGrath

In an era of increasingly sophisticated electronic devices and tech-savvy employees, employers are facing unprecedented challenges when conducting internal disciplinary and grievance hearings. It is now easy for employees to record proceedings covertly, should they wish to do so.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    BNP Paribas v Mezzotero [2004] IRLR 508

    Chairman & Governors of Amwell View School v Dogherty [2006] UKEAT/0243/06/DA

    Punjab National Bank (International) & ors v Gosain [2014] UKEAT/003/14/SM

    Vaughan v London Borough of Lewisham & ors [2013] UKEAT/0534/12/SM

    Williamson v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police & anor [2010] UKEAT/0346/09

    XXX v YYY [2004] EWCA Civ 213

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