I've got a CMD coming up very soon in relation to a disability discrimination claim with harassment and victimisation.
I know probably most people believe whatever they have been put through is scandalous and they have plenty of good evidence and my case is no exception.
My employer has told some big lies in their ET3 and I already have evidence enough to show that very clearly.
The internal investigation has been a cover up and so they were never held to account by that and thought they could pull the same stunt when it came to their ET3.
In other words, having lied to the internal investigation and got away with it due to managers investigating each other, they have written the same crap in their ET3 and there is a whole heap of evidence against them.
I won't go into the details just now.
My question relates to covert recordings.
I have about 40 hours of recordings both prior to and after I initially submitted my grievance.
It's sufficient to show that they have lied in a number of ways.
What is the coo with covert recordings?
There seems to be a lot of misinformation around.
Will the Tribunal accept them with a transcript from a court scribe or is it not worth it if I have lots of other good evidence?
Might I win the ET but lose my job anyway on account of the recordings?
Of course no matter how good I think my case is (and I have been given advice on liability at great expense from a specialist barrister)
I know it ain't over till the fat lady sings and I might lose the case and my job on account of the recordings if I chose to disclose them?
I have to make a decision on whether to use them in order to prove certain events or just keep my gob shut and go with the evidence I've got and the knowledge that I'm telling the truth and my employers aren't and there is already heaps of good documentary evidence to show that?
Initially I only recorded them so that I could jog my memory in relation to every conversation which occurred over about 6 months. I didn't think they would be admissible but since then I've heard that in some circumstances they are.
Question is, is it worth me taking the chance bearing in mind I still have my job and hope to win in any case?
I've read SAR El's opinions on this and she clearly knows what she is talking about.
Any further advice would be appreciated very much.
Need to make decision on this very soon.
Thank you for reading.