Compton, CA asked in Employment Law and Identity Theft for California

Q: I got laid off in 2020, my ex employer is still using my information for shipping docs. Is that identity theft?

It's been almost 2 years and my name, signature etc is still used in my previous job, is that legal?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: First, I would ask your employer in writing to remove your name from their shipping documents.

Second, you may be able to bring a claim for unauthorized use of your name for a commercial purposes under Civil Code 3344, which provides for $750 in statutory damages, actual damages, profits derived from the unauthorized use and reasonable attorney's fees. You should speak with an employment lawyer. Most provide free consultations.

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