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Can I sue?
The company I am currently working for took a picture of me while I was working and posted it up on their web site without any of my concern or even bothering to ask for my permission. I am emotionally disturbed by this due to the fact that I was not adviced my face would be shown to the public. I am an employee to them but I do not represent this company or get any extra income to be a representative in anything advertising it. This picture of me has been up on their website for almost 6 to 7 month and just recently I saw it with my own eyes and would prefer to take legal actions in resolving this situation.
Asked on August 3, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Texas
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
You can sue the company for invasion of privacy. Invasion of privacy is the appropriation of one's name or likeness for commercial purposes without the person's consent.
Your damages (monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) for invasion of privacy includes emotional distress.
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