Watching You, Watching Me: The Admissibility of Covertly Obtained Evidence in Employment Tribunals – No. 5 Chambers

Posted June 18th, 2013 in appeals, employment tribunals, evidence, local government, news by sally

“Should employees – or employers – be able to use secretly taped recordings as evidence when bringing or defending claims in the Employment Tribunal? In the recent case of Vaughan v London Borough of Lewisham & Others [2013] UKEAT 0534_12_0102 the Employment Appeal Tribunal confirmed the long established position that the method in which the evidence has been obtained does not affect its relevance; and relevance is the guiding principle when determining whether evidence is admissible.”

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No. 5 Chambers, 6th June 2013