Can my employer force me to post a biography and photo of myself on the business website?

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Can my employer force me to post a biography and photo of myself on the business website?

I have never signed any permission form and have declined to post a biography as other staff members were told they do not need to post one. He then threatened to fire me.

Asked on July 24, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, your employer could choose to make it a term or condition of employment to post a personal biolgraphy and picture on the company website, and could terminate you for cause (for violating company policy and/or a supervisor's instructions) if you do not, in which case you would be ineligible for unemployment. It does not matter that you did not previously sign a consent form--if you do not consent now, they can take adverse employment action against you.


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