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In SA do you HAVE to inform someone that a conversation is being voice recorded or ask their permission for you to be able to utilize the evidence in a Labour Matter at the CCMA or Labour Court?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?

This is in Gauteng, it's a long story but I'll try and be concise.

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MY line manager was ill treating myself and my team and I commenced the grievance process; I have since been made out to be a liar an dismissed for dishonesty and insubordination; i have recordings can I use them?

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Lawyer: Freddie Lombard, Attorney replied 10 months ago
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Lawyer: Freddie Lombard, Attorney replied 10 months ago

Yes, you can absolutely use them.

As long as you were part of the conversation you do not need to get anybody's permission to record the conversation of which you are a part.

I hope this answered your question.

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