The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that covert recordings may be admissible as evidence in tribunal claims.

What does this mean?
The practice of covert recordings may, as the EAT said, be ‘very distasteful’, but the person making the recording might still be able to use them at tribunal.

What should employers do?
Employers should be mindful of their legal obligations to their staff and ensure that management’s notes of disciplinary and similar hearings accurately reflect what was said.

Vaughan v London Borough of Lewisham and Others