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Did you learn any "secrets" or anything during this call?
Why did you join in?
I'm looking for your answer to my question, I don't see how I get it?
I asked two questions that I need you to answer first.
No, I didn't learn any secrets or anything yet.
and I joined in because I'm worried that my previous employer thinks I've violated some type of law
Have you ever been informed that you shouldn't be on the call?
I cannot think of any criminal law that would be broken just by listening in.
There is some talk of conduct like this being a "trespass" but there are no criminal laws that fit that yet.
You can't record the call since you technically aren't a party to it.
ok, thanks. just thought I'd check. the employer hasn't said anything to me yet, but my friends at this employer say the boss is a little ticked off. and I didn't record anything, just listened it.
The federal laws that cover this are at http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-119
but when you read through them none seem to fit your facts.
ok, thanks. and I won't do it again
You're very welcome.
Anything else I can assist with before I exit to help others.
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