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Photos taken in the workplace without consent

Discussion in 'Employment Contracts & Work Policies' started by disenchantedemployee, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. disenchantedemployee

    disenchantedemployee Law Topic Starter Guest

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    I work for a retail company, and my district manager takes photos of bad examples of things and uses them in a slideshow presentation at the annual manager meetings to basically have a laugh. Photos include botched mannequins, incorrect window displays, and other things that can go wrong in retail. Today I found out that she included a photo of me in my workplace, which I did not have any knowledge of her taking. She also did not ask for my permission before taking the photo or using it in her slideshow, where she and other members of upper management essentially made fun of me at a corporate sponsored event. I was wondering what my rights were in regards to this sort of situation and what legal grounds the company has to use my photo in a demeaning way without my knowledge or consent.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Your rights?

    You have the undisputed right to resign in protest of your humiliation.

    I never mention rights without mentioning obligations and responsibilities.

    When you take a paycheck from an employer, you have the responsibility to do everything to the complete satisfaction of your employer, as in you are obligated to never make mistakes.

    No one buys mistakes.

    Your employer buys and expects perfection.
     
  3. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    The video and photos are beyond your control. They are a non issue.
    You might just contact thern politely and request that any images or videos which you appear in be removed. Not because they must, but because you find it embarrassing or demoralizing
     
  4. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    However, be advised that if they refuse, there is no legal action you can take and no law you can invoke that will force them to do so.
     

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