Can my employer use my photo on donation letter and on envelope without my consent?

My employer is using my photo in donation letters. I
currently work for a non profit hospice and they use
my photo on envelope and on letter to ask for
donations without my consent. Is that legal? Im in
NJ

Thank you

Asked on April 4, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You can sue your employer for invasion of privacy.  One type of invasion of privacy is the appropriation of one's name or likeness for commercial purposes without consent which is what occurred here with your employer using your photo on the donation letter and envelope without your consent.


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