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Massachusetts's wiretapping law often referred to is a "two-party consent" law. More accurately, Massachusetts makes it a crime to secretly record a conversation, whether the conversation is in-person or taking place by telephone or another medium. See Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 272, § 99.
Section 99(C) provides several exceptions but states:
". . . any person who willfully commits an interception, attempts to commit an interception, or procures any other person to commit an interception or to attempt to commit an interception of any wire or oral communication shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or imprisoned in the state prison for not more than five years, or imprisoned in a jail or house of correction for not more than two and one half years, or both so fined and given one such imprisonment."
Section 99 says that "interception" means to "secretly hear, secretly record, or aid another to secretly hear or secretly record the contents of any wire or oral communication through the use of any intercepting device . . . "
While a private citizen cannot press charges (only the government through the prosecutor's office can do that) you can file a police report. You may also be able to file a civil suit for any damages you suffer.
As far as being fired, that depends on whether you have an employment contract or union agreement, which may give you more rights as an employee regarding termination (e.g., it may require that you are first written up or suspended before a termination or entitled to a hearing before a termination). If you have no employment contract, then you are considered to be an "at will" employee and subject to termination at any time, for any reason, so long as it is not done for an unlawful reason (such as discrimination due to race, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin). In other words, yes, there is a good possibility that you could be terminated for making such a statement.
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