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Covert Recordings (again)

Covert Recordings (again)

Postby atticus » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:58 pm

A perennial topic. I do understand why people do it, and other threads have shown how Courts and Tribunals may approach such evidence.

And then I read this on the BBC site. A shocking case.
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Re: Covert Recordings (again)

Postby 3.14 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:02 pm

Recording these meetings seems like the right thing to do.
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Re: Covert Recordings (again)

Postby shootist » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:38 pm

I agree, a shocking case. I would hope, probably in vain, that the person conducting the interview is charged with fraud.
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Re: Covert Recordings (again)

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:06 pm

Under government rules, secret or covert recording like this is banned. If it is spotted, the claimant is told to stop. If they refuse it is likely that their benefit application will be rejected.


Do we know what are these supposed rules?

shootist wrote:I agree, a shocking case. I would hope, probably in vain, that the person conducting the interview is charged with fraud.

Somebody needs charging with something and I get the impression the problem is endemic in the assessment company.

We are told that people are dying from this: is there any prospect of corporate manslaughter?
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