Saint Marys, OH asked in Employment Law and Criminal Law for Ohio

Q: I believe an employee recorded me on her cell phone without my knowledge. Is this legal and can the employee delete ?

she was told to do something several times that the work situation was hot and she didn't do it. I lost my temper and cursed.

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Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: As a matter of Ohio law, this is not illegal. Ohio is a one-party state for recordings, which means only one person has to be aware that the interaction is being recorded and consent to it to have the recording be legal. Her recording you at work may violate a corporate policy resulting in discipline or termination, but it's not per se illegal.

Hunter G. Cavell agrees with this answer

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