I told my boss but he just said it was impossible for somebody to mess up others' work.
I made some marks, my own and could know it was true.
In our lab, everybody has own incubator, freezer, and refrigerator.
I bought a small spy camera and set up video just for my area(one time for my desk and refrigerator and another one for incubator) when I left work.
In the first video for my desk area, a research professor in our lab came to my area and checked things on my desk/bench.
In second video for my incubator, the research professor and her technician came into cell culture room. They opened my incubator and took my plate somewhere and put it back one by one for over one hours.
I gave these videos to my boss and he told the research professor about it.
The research professor reported to HR and University police about video taping.
According to some website, it was not illegal in Pennsylvania unless it record speech/or in very private place like bathroom. I thought it would be a big problem but still limited video taping area as much as possible. I was wrong and what I did is a violation of university law.
I thought I was the victim but suddenly I became accused person. Although I had specific reason to do that, University doesn't count it.
I'm looking for expert advice on this issue. It seems not easy to find a expert lawyer on bioethics.
If anybody can give any kind of advice, it will be very helpful.
Thank you very much
Edited by hongnyc, 04 March 2010 - 02:53 PM.