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My boss has been saying untrue and horrible things about me.

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My boss has been saying untrue and horrible things about me. In an attempt to catch her out I left my phone on record in her office and yes heard awful things. I have resigned and left. Now I'm completely freaking out thinking how wrong I have been to do it. One colleague knows. If my ex employers find out what can they do to me. I feel terrible.

You do not need to worry as there is nothing that they can do legally especially if it is only for your own personal use and you do not share it with third parties.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I let the other colleague hear some of it tho only the bits about us! She has also resigned and leaves in 2 weeks. I am a registered nurse!!! If this colleague stated what she'd heard would that be proof of what I did? So worried I'll lose my registration now. I really am ashamed I stooped to this

What you have done is not against the law so you do not need to worry even if your colleague tells anyone what you have done.

If there was any sensitive personal information in the recording, then you could need to process it in accordance with the Data Protection Act. If you do not intend to use the recording in a tribunal claim, then there is really nothing for you to worry about. If you wish to use it against your employer in a tribunal, then the case of Dogherty v Amwell School principles will apply I.e. Was the recording relating to an open meeting or a private meeting of your boss.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

So there is nothing that they can do to me at all? I start a new job on Mon n worried they'll contact my new employer. Even though you say this is not illegal I'm never doing this again!!!!!

You do not need to worry and noted that you will never do it again.

You may destroy the recording if you wish to.

All the best
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Already deleted. Many many thanks