Can my boss’s boyfriend record me and my boss in at work without us knowing?

My boss’s boyfriend recorded me and my boss for months in the work RTV without us knowing because he doesn’t trust her. Now because of it all, we have no job anymore and we live in a house on the farm and fixing to not have a place to live with our kids. What can be done?

Asked on December 14, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Mississippi

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

In MS, a conversation can only be legally recorded if at least 1 of the parties to the conversation gives their consent. Since neither you or your boss gave consent, then the recording was illegal. That is unless it was made in a place that was considered to be public since then there would be no reasonable exectation of privacy. In a work setting that is typically in a break or lunchroom, hallway, lobby or other such "public" areas.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

In MS, a conversation can only be legally recorded if at least 1 of the parties to the conversation gives their consent. Since neither you or your boss gave consent, then the recording was illegal. That is unless it was made in a place that was considered to be public since then there would be no reasonable exectation of privacy. In a work setting that is typically in a break or lunchroom, hallway, lobby or other such "public" areas.


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