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What is the conversation about and how long have you worked for your employer?
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Many thanks for your patience. You should complain to the employer about the covert recording being made as that should be considered misconduct. This was confirmed by a recent case in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, namely the case of Phoenix House v Stockman.
The EAT ruled that it is good employment practice for an employee or employer to say if there is any intention to record a meeting, and it is generally misconduct not to do so, except in the most pressing of circumstances.
I doubt they can argue it was a pressing need to record it secretly here so this should be viewed as misconduct and taken further by the employer following your complaint.
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