Q: Can I voice record my supervisor due to harassment and retaliation ? I work in a government agency I live in Michigan
This is a far more complicated question than it appears. Michigan law makes it a crime to "use ... any device to eavesdrop upon [a] conversation without the consent of all parties." and further prohibits installing a recording device in a 'private location' without the consent of all parties.
This looks like an "all party consent" law, but one Michigan Court has ruled that a participant in a private conversation may record it without violating the statute because the statutory term "eavesdrop" refers only to overhearing or recording the private conversations of others.
If one party is located somewhere other than Michigan, the rules are even more complicated.
I would urge you to consult with your own lawyer to be sure whatever you do doesn't run afoul of criminal law!
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I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice
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