In a time when sexual harassment is hard to prove Gretchen Carlson received a $20 million dollar settlement from 21st Century Fox. How did Carlson do it? She spent more than a year using her iPhone to secretly record her harasser, network CEO and President Roger Ailes. This has seemed to raise a controversy over whether secret recordings should be allowed and if companies should institute policies for or against this.
- Gretchen Carlson’s widely publicized $20 million settlement with 21st Century Fox likely will lead to more secret recordings of harassing conversations, legal experts predict.
- in most states, one-party-consent recordings are perfectly legal
- Sometimes, e-mail can provide solid evidence of harassment. But if the harassed individual “can get a recording of the wrongdoer’s voice, it’s hard to deny that.”
“A lot of these cases come down to he said/she said,” Spiggle remarked. Sometimes, e-mail can provide solid evidence of harassment. But if the harassed individual “can get a recording of the wrongdoer’s voice, it’s hard to deny that.”