Can a website photo be an "other assignee duty" for an employee? I have a vendor who is coming to take photos of us using their software, they will share their photos with us for our website as well. It's a good opportunity to have professional photography on our website. It would be during the normal workday while everyone is "on the clock"
Can an employee say that they cannot be asked to participate in photos. Can they decline with legal protection just like they can decline to contribute to my political cause or they can decline to participate in the company picnic (unpaid) after hours?
I have had people say that because of google images, a victim of domestic violence could be located at my office so I cannot require participation or appearance in a website photo like I can assign them an additional task directly related to their regular.
Whether you SHOULD compel someone to participate in the photo are two different things. The question is whether you CAN assign someone to have their photo taken for promotional materials including a website is the question.