What are my options for being video recorded without my consent?

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What are my options for being video recorded without my consent?

My corporate offices hired secret shoppers to film our operations at our gym. I was told by HR through email that anything found wouldn’t be held against us unless its severe. I never signed a consent form agreeing to the film and was written up for misrepresenting prices during the shopping process. Do I have any leg to stand on considering that I didn’t sign my consent and was told by HR that no action

would be taken?

Asked on October 24, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Your consent is not needed to videotape you: anyone may be videotapped in public areas, in the workplace, in a different person's home or residence, in an office or store or gym, etc.--basically, any place other than their own home/residence, a bathroom, or lockeroom--without their knowledge or consent and doing so is legal. Therefore, you have no recourse for this, and the video may be used against you legally.


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