I was a part of a round table meeting, and my explorer has a bad history of deception so now I record everything that is said if case an issue should ever arise. Is this ok? No personal information is given in these meetings nor are there any company secrets
Ohio's wiretapping law is a "one-party consent" law. Therefore, under Ohio law it is a crime to intercept or record any "wire, oral, or electronic communication" unless one party to the conversation consents. Ohio Rev. Code § 2933.52. However, you may have placed your job in jeopardy if your recording violates a company policy prohibiting recordings. Many companies have rules regarding recordings to protect trade secrets and other proprietary information. In some cases, especially in federal court, recordings have been utilized by employers as a legitimate business reason for termination. You should consult with an employment lawyer if you have issues in your workplace that create the feeling you have a necessity to record company meetings.
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