Photo Distributed Without My Permission

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about use of person’s photo:

I am a temp at a company and it has used my ID photo on letters sent out to over 600 properties within social housing without my permission to use the photo, I am not employed by the company I work through an umbrella company via an agency, what can I do about this? Do I have the right to complain? This has made me feel vulnerable in my duties as part of them is out and about on estates visiting residents in their homes and is fairly near to where I personally live?

Signed, Not On Candid Camera

Dear Not On Candid Camera:

Yes, you should confer with your umbrella agency and also with the company where you are now employed as a temp. I’m sure that they will do what is right to correct this. You should not be shy about expressing your displeasure. Since jobs are scarce, perhaps this company will offer to employ you and then use your photo with permission. I hope this can be resolved to your satisfaction. Working together with hands, head, and heart takes and makes big WEGOS. See this as a learning experience, but assert your concerns.

William Gorden