Can an employer put a listening device in the office without the employees knowledge?

There are only two employees plus the doctor in our office. The two employees are extremely and have very private conversations that doctor has made comments about many times. Many times the things we talk about she reacts to... (example.....t-shirts were ordered for us by the doctor and the employees were joking and saying ..."well, it's a t-shirt but it's not the fight like a girl t-shirts we have wanted from Florida Hospital" Well, today she walked in and gave us the fight like a girl t-shirts. There have been other instances also, this is just one example. Is this legal, and how would we go about finding the device if it is here?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 21, 2011 09:23 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (1)

Arthur Schofield
It is illegal to record conversations without knowledge that you are being recorded. Listening in, however, is not necessarily illegal. There is also an issue as to whether you, as employees, have an expectation of privacy when speaking in your employer's office.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Oct 21, 2011 10:30 AM [EST]

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