I-Team: Employees At Grafton Company Could Face Wiretapping Charges


FIREFIGHTERS DISCOVERED ONE OF THE H VAC UNITS AND THEY SHUT IT DOWN AND THE SMOKE WENT AWAY. TONIGHT WE HAVE A FOLLOW- UP. THREE EMPLOYEES AT A GRAFTON COMPANY COULD FACE WIRETAPPING CHARGES FOR SETTING UP THE HIDDEN CAMERA AT WORK. THE CAMERA CAUGHT A WORKER SLEEPING ON THE JOB. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE CAMERA ALSO RECORDED AUDIO AND THAT COULD BE AGAINST THE LAW. THE I-TEAM RYAN WAS IN COURT TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. Reporter: YOU ARE WATCHING VIDEO OF EMPLOYEES SETTING UP A HIDDEN CAMERA. LENS AIMED AT MARK FERGUSON’S OFFICE SPACE. WHAT’S THAT MOMENT LIKE WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU ARE ON CAMERA. YOU FEEL VIOLATE. Reporter: THEY FIRED FERGUSON ACCUSING HIM OF SLEEPING ON THE JOB WITH THE VIDEO EVIDENCE TO PROVE IT. BUT LITTLE DID HIS BOSSES KNOW HE SPOTTED THE CAMERA AND TAKEN IT HOME FOR A CLOSER LOOK. HE REALIZED IF IT REPORTED RECORDED AUDIO WITH HIS CONSENT IT COULD BE A VIOLATION OF MASSACHUSETTS LAW AND MONTH LATER HE IS FIRED UP. I DON’T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT. LIKE SOMEONE STAKING A WET DIRTY FINGER AND STICKING IT IN YOUR EAR AND THAT’S HOW YOU FEEL WHEN YOU ARE BEEN VIOLATED. Reporter: HR EMPLOYEES MATTHEW I DID MEN COAND ERIC SMITH FACED A CLERK IMAGINATION TRAIT WHO WILL DECIDE IF THE WIRETAPPING CHARGES ARE JUSTIFIED. WHY DID YOU PUT CAMERA UP. WHEN IT WAS OVER THEY REFUSED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS WHY DID YOU USE THE CAMERA WITH AUDIO. NO COMMENT. Reporter: THE ATTORNEY ARGUED IT WAS A MISTAKE. IS THE BIG QUESTION WHETHER OR NOT THEY KNEW IT HAD AUDIO. IT’S WHETHER OR NOT THEY KNEW IT AND INTENDED TO AUDIO RECORD OR WHETHER OR NOT THE INTENTION WAS SIMPLY THE VIDEO RECORD. Reporter: BUT FERGUSON IS NOT BUYING THAT ARGUMENT. THEY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE IT WAS NO WILLFUL INTENT. OF COURSE THERE WAS. WHY DID YOU BITE CAMERA IN THE FIRST PLACE? — BUY THE CAMERA IN THE FIRST PLACE IN KNEW AND WELCOMED IT AND ENJOYED IT AND USED IT TO THE FULLEST INTENT. Reporter: THE IMAGINATION TRAIT TOOK CASE UNDER ADVICEMENT AND WILL LIKELY MAKE A DECISION NEXT WEEK. FERGUSON IS BANKING ON THIS CASE TO GET HIS JOB BACK. HE ARGUES THE EVIDENCE USED TO FIRE HIM WAS GATHERED ILLEGALLY. FOR THE I TEAM RYAN K CAN ATH, WBZ NEWS. CONTACT I-TEAM IF YOU THINK SOMETHING SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED SEND A E-MAIL TO I-

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