I am a black man in a federal workplace. I recently was in a common work area and there was two fellow white employees making terrible racist remarks at the top of their voices. I decided to audio tape it on my phone. They did not see me as i was in a nearby cubicle working. Now i want to report them to my supervisor, but could i be charged with eavesdropping or some such law? My feelings are deeply hurt and i feel like just quitting my job.
I'm afraid you violated Oregon law when you recorded their conversation without their knowledge. Oregon law requires in most circumstances that you tell someone that they are being recorded, if you are recording them.
This comment is general in nature and is not intended as legal advice. It does not create an attorney client relationship and obviously is not confidential. You should contact an attorney in your area who can review with you all of the relevant facts and give you specific legal advice.
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