[color=red]Moderator’s note: Title edited for clarity (was “reparations”) – DB[/color]
Just recently I discovered a school, that I’ve never worked for, but run by a woman I used to work for, has been using pictures of me on their advertising fliers.
To cut a long story short I confronted her and she admitted that she’s in the wrong. She has said she will give me a written apology and that she has already stopped using the fliers.
Also up for negotiation is her taking out an ad in newspapers stating that I have nothing to do with her company and financial compensation.
My main question is how much should I start out asking for and how much should I settle for? Secondly how much of a difference would the newspaper apology make to the financial settlement? Obviously this would mean a fair loss of face so…I don’t know…
Also the possibility of them continuing to use the fliers with my picture on them has been raised. Frankly I’m not too concerned about this - the damage (if any) as already been done and I no longer teach kindy.
I do happen however to now work for a law firm (although it’s a patent firm) so if necessary it would be easy for me to have a lawyer call them to raise the stakes a little. However, I’d prefer not having to do this for the obvious professional reasons.
Lastly I should state my primary objective is to try and teach this woman a lesson in how she treats people and conducts her business affairs - aside from myself I know another half a dozen people who have suffered under her leadership regime - rather than financial gain. However, I do think that given the kind of person she is hurting her financially may be the best means to achieve this goal. Also, because of the illegality of teaching kindy children English, I?d really prefer to settle this through negotiations.
Thanks in advance for any answers and suggestions.