In what circumstances will an employment tribunal accept covert monitoring as evidence?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 October 2012
Arthur Cox
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This question raises a number of issues and we are not told if the monitoring footage is within the workplace or outside.

The Industrial Tribunal does not have formal rules of evidence about the admissibility of evidence but, if a party to the proceedings wishes to rely on recordings in support of their case, the Tribunal may allow it if it is relevant to the proceedings, will help to clarify the issues and allow the Tribunal to meet the overriding objective to deal with the case justly.

If a party to Tribunal Proceedings wishes to rely on CCTV recordings in support of their case, the CCTV Code of Practice 2008 provides guidelines for employers on the use of CCTV in monitoring their

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