How to deal with an employee who makes, or requests to make, a recording of a meeting
Author: James Green
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- Be aware that an employee has no legal right to make a recording of a meeting.
- Ensure that you understand the reasons behind an employee's request to record a meeting.
- Where this is your organisation's policy, clearly communicate to employees in writing that you do not allow recordings to be made of meetings.
- Consider whether or not the organisation should make a recording of the meeting instead of allowing the employee to do so.
- If you permit a request to record a meeting, ensure that ground rules relating to making, storing and using the recording are established.
- Be aware that allowing a meeting to be recorded may be a reasonable adjustment where an employee is disabled.
- Remember that covert recordings may be admissible in employment tribunal proceedings.