Newton, NC asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for North Carolina

Q: Can I get into trouble for voice recording another employee making racists comments about someone

I also have recordings of them saying they are going to save the hardest jobs for this employee

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A: In North Carolina, recording conversations without the consent of at least one party involved is generally legal, as it is a one-party consent state. This means if you are a party to the conversation, you can legally record it without the other party's consent. However, recording conversations to which you are not a party could potentially lead to legal issues. If you recorded another employee making racist comments and assigning hard jobs based on discriminatory reasons, the recordings could be relevant in employment discrimination claims. However, using such recordings could also raise privacy concerns or workplace policy violations, depending on the context and how the recording was obtained.

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