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'If You Don't Think You're Being Recorded At Work, You Are Naive'

Secretly taped recordings are increasingly common in the workplace. Many experts say they can help workers catch bad actors in lies, but as it becomes more widespread, some say it hurts open dialogue.
Simone Grimes made secret recordings of Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt that she says bolster her claims of harassment, retaliation and equal-pay violations by Watt and the agency. Source: Seanie Blue

A pair of recent, high-profile news stories are highlighting the way workplace lawsuits and culture increasingly are influenced by surreptitious recordings.

Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she taped several conversations related to her firing, including one involving White House chief of staff John Kelly as well as one with President Trump himself.

In a separate case, Federal Housing Finance Administration Director Melvin Watt in early 2016, to bolster her claims alleging sexual harassment, retaliation and

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