just trying to cause trouble
Land Use / Zoning Attorney
Generally, Florida law prohibits a person from recording a conversation without permission. If they play that conversation to another person, it can be a crime as well as a "tort" for which you can get damages. There are some exceptions because the person recorded without permission has to have a "reasonable and legitimate expectation of privacy," and that can depend on the situation. If there was a discussion going on about how to steal from the company, for example, a court would be unlikely to find that a person did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the conversation. There might be no expectation of privacy if the conversation was occurring in the lunchroom, or another place where a lot of people would overhear it.
If you have been damaged by this kind of activity, you should probably consult an attorney.