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Under the Louisiana recording law a person can record a conversation

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Under the Louisiana recording law a person can record a conversation if one party is consent and that "one party that consents" could be the person doing the recording. My question is this -- Can school board policy supersede this law? I recorded a meeting with my principal and me because I knew he wouldn't be professional. School board policy says I have to have the principal's permission to record. Which has more weight? Louisiana law/right to record or school board policy saying no recording???
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 5 years ago.
If you are on school board property or you are a school board employee they can impose their own regulations which may be more stringent than the state law, but could not be less strict than state law (for example they could not say that anything can be recorded even if nobody consents). If you are an employee, then the employer's rules would supersede in the workplace.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
so because I recorded inspite of SB policy would they havea right to tell me I can no longer have my phone on school campus even on lunch break?
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 5 years ago.
They can even actually terminate you for violating school rules if they choose. We had the exact same rule with JPSO/NOPD, Orleans Parish S&WB and while an employee was not violating law for violating the rule, disciplinary action for violating the rule was upheld.