Can employer insist on taking my photo

Discussion in 'Employment & HR' started by LeeC71, Sep 16, 2018 at 1:09 PM.

  1. LeeC71

    LeeC71 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    My employer wants to take staff photos to include in their annual promotional calendar.

    I don;t wish to have mine taken and understand under Human Rights laws I am within my right to refuse.

    There is nothing in my contract pertaining to my agreeing for employer to take my photo.

    Any advice?
     
    Posted: Sep 16, 2018 at 1:09 PM By: LeeC71 Member since: Jun 8, 2015
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  2. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    You have the right to control your personal data under the GDPR, and refuse permission for your personal data - name, photo etc to be published.
     
    Posted: Sep 16, 2018 at 1:16 PM By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  3. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    Tell them you don't want your photo taken
     
    Posted: Sep 16, 2018 at 1:17 PM By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  4. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Of course you can refuse. But guess who will be first out the door when company reorganises.
     
    Posted: Sep 16, 2018 at 1:20 PM By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  5. Highland Spring

    Highland Spring UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Yes sometimes its better to go along with the boss - if you want to retain your position.
     
    Posted: Sep 16, 2018 at 1:27 PM By: Highland Spring Member since: Jan 20, 2018
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  6. LeeC71

    LeeC71 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    It's not a "career" job, just a stopgap, so wouldn't lose sleep over it. I run a business which is currently building - the "job" is menial and just temporary cashflow as far as I'm concerned and easily replaced. All the more reason why I don't want my image permanently linked to this employment - in fact it could be detrimental to my business project, which is my priority.
    Thanks for advice guys
     
    Posted: Sep 16, 2018 at 1:46 PM By: LeeC71 Member since: Jun 8, 2015
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  7. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    In which case, stick your guns and just say no. You probably won’t even be there when the calendar gets published.
     
    Posted: Sep 16, 2018 at 3:47 PM By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  8. Jacob law

    Jacob law UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    only if wearing id badges is compulsary can an employer insist that you have your picture taken
     
    Posted: Sep 18, 2018 at 11:33 PM By: Jacob law Member since: Jun 28, 2018
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  9. Blaby Loyal

    Blaby Loyal UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Just as an amusing anecdote, I once worked at a place where they kept banging on about photo ID even though I was an outside contractor. To cut a long story short, they asked me to email my photo to their ID processor so I sent a picture of the BBC presenter - Moira Stuart. Lo and behold, two or three days later 'my' photo ID arrived in the post. For the remainder of the contract I was known as Moira and no one batted an eyelid.
     
    Posted: Sep 19, 2018 at 8:49 AM By: Blaby Loyal Member since: Jun 12, 2018
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  10. locutus

    locutus UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Classic. If no one from that company brought it up, not much point in having an ID card?
     
    Posted: Sep 19, 2018 at 3:48 PM By: locutus Member since: Jun 12, 2015
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