04 December 2013
Covert recording in the workplace and even at tribunal has been made easy by widespread ownership of smart phones.Many employees now have access to a covert recording device, such as a smart phone. The Data Protection Act provides that individuals should not record sensitive personal information without consent. Increasingly, in employment tribunals, employees claim to have secretly recorded audio footage of disciplinary meetings or performance management meetings in relation to employment proceedings. How far are these recordings admissible in a tribunal?