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How long has she worked there for?
Hi I have worked there for nearly 7 years
my husband started the question easier for me to finish
No problem. What happened in that conversation?
I went through with her the objectives of each month which we did every month nothing untoward in fact it sounds as though I am trying to help her
She did not mention bullying to anyone in the company until her exit interview
ok let me get my response ready please
Hi sorry, my computer froze, just managed to sort it. It is not illegal to record private conversations between two persons so the initial act of recording the conversation is not unlawful. The main issue with making such recordings is whether any personal information about third parties is inadvertently recorded because there would be potential data protection issues. But if the recording was made, no personal data about others is recorded and it contains evidence that is relevant to a workplace issue, such as bullying, then it may be used by the employer. It is not uncommon with the availability of recording equipment on phones for such recording to be made and I have been involved in a few cases where secret recordings were made and used either by the employer or in a tribunal.
Looking through the comments that HR have made from listening to the recording, on several occasions there appear to be mentions of other people particularly her previous line manager, she also mentions other team colleagues were mentioned by name
the issue there is that you cannot do anything about this, it is the people whose details have potentially been disclosed that have a right to challenge this, not you
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