He Recorded a Female Co-Worker Without Her Permission. Was He Wrong?

In this day and age, I don’t think it’s a good idea to film or record anyone without their permission…it usually only leads to problems…

But it happens all the time…

Check out this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page and see if you think this guy was out of line for what he did to a co-worker.

AITA for recording my female coworker without her permission?

“I know the title sounds bad but hear me out I 28m have a female coworker 26f who likes to flirt with all of the men at work.

My wife 24f knows about her and how I feel. Coworker stays away from me unless it’s work related because I shot her down a few times and told her (on Monday) if she didn’t knock it off I would report her to HR. Well yesterday that coworker found my wife’s social media and messaged her telling her that I’m a “creep” and “won’t leave her alone” and that I “tried to pay her for s**”.

I was honestly disgusted. I ignore her existence unless it’s work related and I couldn’t believe the blatant lies she was telling. So today I go into work and have my phone in my hand and recorded our conversation when I confronted her. I didn’t show her face the camera was facing the floor so all that was shown was the shoes.

After some back and forth she admitted she was mad that I threatened HR and hoped my wife would force me to quit my job so I wasn’t a “problem” anymore. So I took the recording and the messages to HR and she was fired immediately. On the way out of the building she screamed at me that I was an a**hole and a few other choice words for recording her without her permission and that she’s suing me for it.

Even a few coworkers said I was wrong for it and I should have just showed HR the messages and how she’s a single mom and I just cost her kids their livelihood.


And here’s what Reddit users had to say about this.

This person said he’s NTA and that you should always have proof in these kinds of situations.

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And another Reddit user agreed and said this woman was trying to destroy his life.

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Another individual said this guy was just trying to protect himself because of how untrustworthy this woman is.

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