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Have you reported this since it began a couple of years ago? Also, what would be the ideal outcome for you based in this situation so that I can advise? Thank you
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Thank you for the additional information; I will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Many thanks
Many thanks for your patience. It is generally not illegal to secretly record others and use it as evidence. Issues would usually only arise if as part of the recording you had taped personal data about others, so for example if you were discussing sensitive or personal data about others and this information ended up being recorded, but if it was just general discussions in work then it can be recorded and used if necessary. If challenged by the employer you should make it clear that the main issue here is not the recording but the content and the proof of what has been happening and also remind them that as bullying often takes place without witnesses, this is your only way to prove what is actually happening behind closed doors and the only way you can get an ‘independent witness’ is to record the incidents, otherwise it is your word against theirs. Therefore the priority should be dealing with the bullying and harassment, which is a lot more serious than just recording someone with the sole purpose of exposing them as a bully.
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yes you can, just make sure there is no personal information about others being recorded though
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