Chelsea, MA asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island

Q: Someone recorded without my knowledge a conversation we were having showing it to my manager can I pursue legal action?

The man recorded through secret video me and his conversation about another employee failing to perform his duties in which i used profane language and then sent it to my boss unprompted simply to hurt my chances of raise or promotion.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Thomas Briody
Thomas Briody
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: Rhode Island is a one party consent state. That means if one party consents to a recording, it’s legal. So the person who recorded you has not violated your rights. There may be some other behavior on his/her part that may give rise to a claim, but more information is needed.

You have learned a hard lesson here. It’s very dangerous to speak ill of your employer with coworkers. I’m sorry this happened to you.

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