Do I have legal rights to view video footage of my car at work?

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Do I have legal rights to view video footage of my car at work?

I had an argument and went bad with a family
member that works here. Now everyone is
against me and they had a key made of my car.
Something is now missing and they said I may
not be able to view the footage. Do I have any
rights to see the footage of my car? And can
they alter the footage?

Asked on October 20, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If it was their camera, it is their footage--it belongs to them, even if your car is visible on or in it. You have no right to view it unless you sue someone where the footage is relevant to the case and use the legal process or procedure of "discovery" to obtain it. If you believe that a certain person stole from you,  you could sue that person and subpoeana the company/employer for the footage. If you believe the company itself caused the loss (e.g. was careless or negligent with the key and so thereby facilitated someone else stealing the object), you could sue the company and send them a "Notice to Produce" for the footage. The only way to get someone else's video footage or other material is in litigation (a lawsuit).


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