Santa Cruz, CA asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and Employment Law for California

Q: What to do if a company if using your name on their "Team" page, but you quit over four months ago?

My husband is an independent consultant under his own LLC. He was helping a business free of charge, but this past July he terminated his assistance on the project due to inappropriate advances being made to him by one of the founders. We recently discovered that his name is still on their team page. He sent an email to their CEO last week asking for his name to be removed. Not only did the CEO not reply, his name is still up on their team page. A couple of days ago I sent an email to the COO and made the same request. She has not replied and his name still remains on the page. What can we do at this point? He is very well known in his industry and they are no doubt obtaining funding and acquiring other members to their team using his name as an existing team member. We don't care about being paid, we just want his name down.

1 Lawyer Answer
Julie King
Julie King
  • Monterey, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The President probably sees updating her company’s webpage as a low priority compared to running her company. If you retained a lawyer to send a cease and desist letter, it would raise the priority and the President would likely have the name removed rather than hire a lawyer to fight it.

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