A friend of mine had a meeting with their then employer, and they asked me to attend. They have since left the job and taken a new position in a different line of work. However, her previous employer has made reference to a 'poor attitude' in their reference for my friend.
This goes completely against what was said in the meeting. They said, quite categorically, that they were more than happy for my friend to return to work, or would be happy to give her a good reference should she feel more comfortable pursuing a different line of work. They maintained that all they were interested in was what was best for my friend, and would support her either way.
My question is this:- I recorded the meeting on my mobile phone. My friend and I knew I was recording it, but we did not disclose this to her then current employer. Should the need arise, would we be able to use this recording as evidence? My friend got the other job despite the reference, but was given a longer trial-period, and as a result, will be on a lower salary for the duration of the trial period.
Cheers . Not really looking for speculation, just want to know whether it's a 'yay' or 'nay' .