I realize that for the most part Audio recordings are inadmissible
According to penal code 632, it is illegal to record a 'confidential communication'
In this particular case I took video and audio recordings of being assaulted by a coworker in a public hospital, it was not in a restricted or locked area of the hospital, there were also other employees present. Additionally there are hospital 'surveillance cameras present in the same area as long as warnings that the premises is monitored.
I utilized this to prove I did not instigate the incident. which included his admission.
HR in order to avoid workers compensation as a result from the injuries they are denying it occurred.
Additionally they told me the act of recording the incident was illegal.
Can I be prosecuted for this?This organization is a public health district, I'm not sure if that constitutes private property or a reasonable expectation of privacy I also informed him I would be recording his actions.. He laughs on the recording in disbelief that I even am recording, he does not ask me to refrain from doing so. Telling me I am lying about it. The second recording took place in front of the hospital entrance where security was asking several people what happened, this was in public view with witnesses walking in and out of the hospital Additionally could I still use this in litigation to prove a witness is committing perjury? They are already making up stories that directly contradict their previous statements. I do have all of these facts in writing... Unfortunately I already provided a portion of the audio/video recording to HR at their request... Therefore I can't deny that the recording took place.