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Hi my name is***** and I work for a company that

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Hi my name is***** and I work for a company that is contracted by the NHS.I work as a chef for this company and the NHS recently used a photograph of mine on a advertising campaign,without my permission.
Is it possible for me to sue them for this?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 3 years ago.
Ben Jones : Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Where did they get the photograph from?
JACUSTOMER-d0wod5p3- :

They took it while i was working one day. They did not say what they were going to do with this photo and I assumed if they were going to use it for advertising then they would have asked my permission.

Ben Jones :

Whilst they should not have used the photo without your permission, or at least telling you in advance what they were taking it for, you cannot just go ahead and sue them. Unless you have suffered any losses as a result, which does not appear to be the case, it is not possible to sue them for anything – you cannot for example penalise them and get compensation for the simple fact they have used your photo – the law does not allow you to make such a claim. You are able to pursue the matter internally, such as by raising a complaint against them through the internal grievance procedure, but at the best you can expect them to remove the photo – they will not be obliged to compensate you in any way and as mentioned the law also does not provide for any compensation to be given to you in the circumstances. All you can ask for is that the photo is removed.

Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you

Ben Jones :

Hello, I see you have accessed and read my answer to your query. Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? I just need to know whether to close the question or not? Thanks