Can a supervisor record you without your permission?

Or tell you if you want to work there, to stop taking your doctor prescribed medication?

Asked on July 22, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes and yes.  It is legal to record a conversation so long as one of the people in the conversation knows it is being recorded.  So your boss can record his/her conversations with you.  It is not OK to plant bugs, but if your boss is only recording workplace activity, that is going to be allowed as well, although the recording would not be admissible in court.  Arizona is an at-will employment state.  Therefore, an employee can be fired for any reason except an illegal (i.e. discrimatory) one.  So unless the medication is a necessary accomodation of a disability, the employer can make not taking it mandatory for employment.

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