Image Licensing Protections: An Introduction

Image Licensing Protections: An Introduction

What To Do If You Think You've Been Wrongfully Terminated

Judy Alexander

Getting fired can be a terrible experience. Being terminated not only has the potential to damage you financially but the blow to your sense of self can be equally, if not more painful to deal with. If you know why you were fired and were expecting it the fallout may not be so bad. However, if you are fired and you really can't figure out why the questions in your mind can make it tough for you to find peace. Wrongful termination is something that you don't have to put up with. Find out what you can do if you believe you were fired for the wrong reasons.

Hire An Attorney Immediately

Trying to determine if you were truly the victim of wrongful termination is often hard without legal counsel. Your feelings can get in the way and make you so angry that you might be ready to bring up a lawsuit without knowing if you truly have a case. Going to see a wrongful termination attorney should be your first step. They'll listen to the details of your case and help you see if you truly do have grounds to bring action against your former employer.

There are usually several steps to the process. Because so many employers hire staff on an at-will basis you first need to make sure that what took place was truly unlawful. Maybe you filed a complaint against your boss and in retaliation of your claims you were fired. These are the kinds of situations that warrant special help and an attorney is the person to give it to you.

Gather As Much Evidence As Possible

Trying to prove that you were the victim of wrongful termination is hard to do without evidence. You need hard facts to back up your claims because without it you could be fighting a losing battle. Instead of making your intentions known to your employer it's best to move in stealth mode. This is really the best way to ensure that no evidence gets tampered with before you can retrieve it.

Pull up old emails, talk with other people in the workplace who may have heard whisperings about your firing and keep track of everything. It will all come in handy if you decide to pursue the case even further.

You don't have to take your wrongful termination lying down. Follow these steps and go after the justice you deserve.


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Image Licensing Protections: An Introduction

When you sell stock photography, there is always a risk that someone may use your image in a way that you didn't permit in the licensing agreement. When that happens, you need to protect your licensing rights. The best way to do that is to work with a copyright and licensing attorney. I've spent a lot of time researching fair use and licensing restrictions. I hope that the information here helps you to not only understand your rights as the creator but also to learn how to document and enforce those rights and seek legal resolutions when they are violated.