Capitol Heights, MD asked in Employment Law and Small Claims for District of Columbia

Q: Do I have a legal claim against my previous employer for continued usage of my voice on a recording after I was let go?

During my employment at a Hotel, I was asked by the General Manager of the location if my voice could be used for the answering service for the hotel. I agreed, and my voice was recorded and used. Some months later, I was let go. It has now been months from that time, and my voice recording is still being used at the hotel. Do I have a legal claim against them?

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.

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A: It sounds like you gave the hotel the right to use your voice, so I don't hear a claim for violation of publicity rights. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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