Can a person start recording other employees without their consent? 6 Answers as of December 17, 2013

A person was fired as he was caught on camera stealing. Now he wants to secretly record conversations of other employees to try and get his charges reduced. Is that legal?

Ask a Local Attorney. 100% Anonymous. Free Answers.

Free Case Evaluation by a Local Lawyer: Click here
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
No. In this State that would violate electronic eavesdropping laws.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/17/2013
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
No, he is not permitted to record someone else conversation without their knowledge.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 12/17/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
HE can try and record what he wants, but the charges will not be reduced.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 12/17/2013
Catchick Law, PC
Catchick Law, PC | Matt Catchick
In Michigan, you can only record a conversation if you are a participant in the conversation. However, if the other person to the conversation is another State at the time (like a phone call from Michigan to someone in Texas), then the other State's privacy laws may come into play.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/17/2013
Ascheman & Smith | Landon Ascheman
If he is a party to the conversation this is legal. Minnesota is a single party consent state.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 12/17/2013
    Tricia Dwyer, Esq. & Associates PLLC
    Tricia Dwyer, Esq. & Associates PLLC | Tricia Dwyer, Esq.
    The person considering doing such a thing should confer privately with an attorney who will be happy to advise his/her as to rights and potential liability including illegal conduct.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 12/17/2013
Click to View More Answers: