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We had an accident happen in the workplace where a worker in

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We had an accident happen in the workplace where a worker in our Machine Shop was working a crane and talking on the phone at the same time. The hoist snapped away from the beam and caused machine and property damage. The employee was terminated for the safety violation, which was caught on survellience camera video. Are we allowed to use that video footage and show it to the rest of the employees as a teaching tool of what not to do? Can there be any legal ramifications from the ex-employee if he finds out that we are using video of him without his legal consent?

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Hello I am a licensed attorney. I am here to help answer your questions. Please do not hesitate to ask for clarification

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This is a common issue,

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if the video tape was made during office hours, and at the workplace, it is the property of the employer an consent would not have to be given, however if you will be making public the video,

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a consent should be obtained, or a black out of the employees face should be consdiered,

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In terms of using a videotape which is allowed

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if done in the workplace, the tape is company property,

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but if you will be using the tape for commercials it would be an issue without consent,

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If not being used for profit you would not need the consent.

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