Can a subordinate record a conversation without the knowledge or consent of the supervisor?

Subordinate trying to get supervisor fired or to disparage reputation of supervisor to other employees.

Asked on July 17, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


Andrew Goldberg

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No, No and No! I was in the Folcroft District Court in Delaware County, recently, and an employee was successfully prosectuted for secretly recording a supervisor and the employee, during a conversation as to the discipline of the employee. The employee, without consent, had used her cell phone to record the conversation. Pennsylvania has a criminal statute that prohibits the nonconsensual recording.

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