Privacy of Phone Calls

Can my employer eaves drop on my telephone calls?
No.  Not unless it posts a notice or otherwise informs you that your calls may be monitored.  Both State (Connecticut General Statutes Sections 52-570d, Athe Recording Act”, and 54-41r, Athe Wiretapping Act@, and Federal (Title III the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. ‘ 2510-2520) law prohibit employers from secretly monitoring or recording telephone calls in the workplace.  Employers who violate this law can be sued for damages and can be assessed civil penalties.If you have concerns, check your employee handbook and any break room postings to learn if your employer is recording or monitoring your calls.

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