Private Investigations and Personal Security/Audio surveillance at the workplace

Advertisement


Question
Hi Michael,
     At my mundane valet job, my fellow employees and I are always under the auspices of the hotel security cameras. I was wondering if our sometimes vulgar conversations could be under audio surveillance as well? Do different laws apply to audio and visual surveillance?
         Thanks alot
         Neal

Answer
I can tell you this.  If you are at work, and not in any areas that could be considered completely private (such as the stall in a restroom), an employer can record your activities through audio and video surveillance with no problem.  In most States they are required to post signs or acknowledge this type of surveillance to every employee, but the bottom-line is that yes, they can record your movements and conversations on their property and corresponding public areas.  The laws won't vary much between audio and video monitoring because they are usually treated the same under these circumstances.  If it is common knowledge there are security cameras being used all over your hotel property, then it should be assumed they could be recording audio as well.  Often they don't because the sound tracks would usually not be very clear due to the distances and coverage areas involved.

Take care.

Michael
Director
TACTICS Investigations
www.tacticsone.com

Private Investigations and Personal Security

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


TACTICS Detective Agency ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( BEST EXPERT ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Expertise

Ask a REAL Private investigator! Director of TACTICS Private Detectives and Investigations - and a Criminal Investigator. I maintain a leading group of Private Investigators and Detectives with substantial experience in: criminal defense, missing persons, surveillance, financial recovery, background checks, divorce investigations, insurance fraud, adoption, business intelligence, international matters, electronic countermeasures, drug abuse, and more. Author of The REAL Private Eye Handbook.

Experience

Resolved many very important and complicated investigations including kidnapping recovery, finding hidden assets in foreign countries, and assistance in the successful defense of wrongly accused criminal defendants. I maintain a very strong Federal Law Enforcement background with extensive training and education.

Organizations
TACTICS Private Detectives http://www.tacticsdetectives.com/

Publications
TACTICS Private Detectives http://www.tacticsdetectives.com/

Education/Credentials
TACTICS Private Detectives http://www.tacticsdetectives.com/

Awards and Honors
TACTICS Private Detectives http://www.tacticsdetectives.com/

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.