Can we record at the investigation of a disciplinary instead of taking notes?Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 13 December 2017
Q. Can we record at the investigation of the disciplinary instead of taking notes? Can we record what people are saying?
Seamus: You can record provided that you've got consent of the other party. So, I mean a lot of people do that, record it and they have it typed it up and transcribed. Certainly, it's a very accurate way of dealing with it. But just under data protection, you need to have the consent of the employee if you're intending to record and to make sure that they're happy that there was a recording available and that you provide it to them.
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