Davenport, FL asked in Contracts and Copyright for Florida

Q: Can I sue an employer as a 1099 for claiming credit for my work?

I am a wedding coordinator. An all-inclusive venue hires me to coordinator their weddings for their couples. They do the same with every vendor, they hire the DJ, the caterer, everyone. They give credit on social media to every vendor except me. They tag themselves as the Coordinator. We do not have a written contract as we each presented our own contracts to each other, they are not willing to negotiate theirs, but I need the income so I work with no contract. They have also tried to prevent me from advertising my business. Can I sue them?

Edit: I wouldn't mind if they didn't credit me, my issue is the credit themselves as "coordination." The owner has called me into private meetings about my own postings yelling and bullying me into removing my social media posts (I haven't) and said she will never "be ok" with me posting.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Can you successfully sue the vendor for not giving you credit (i.e.: free advertising) for the work you do for them? No; just because they give others who work for them, they don't have to give you credit. How have they tried to prevent you from advertising your business?

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