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I'm a boss discussing a situation about a employee in my bosses office my phone in my pocket accidentally dialed the person who was being discussed without my knowledge she recorded our conversation about her , can she play this recording to her Union legally?
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Pennsylvania makes it a crime to intercept or record a telephone call or conversation unless all parties to the conversation consent. See 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 5703 (link is to the entire code, choose Title 18, Part II, Article F, Chapter 57, Subchapter B, and then the specific provision). Pennsylvania is what is termed a "two-party" consent state.
So, even though you accidentally dialed, it was unlawful for her to record and would be unlawful for her to play it for others - including her union.
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