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Yes, this can amount to harassment. This is, as you might know, also a criminal offence.
As such, you would be able to inform the police and ask them to take action on your behalf. This would always begin with a warning to the person sending the text messages and facebook comments.
If they didn't stop then you could ask them to move to the next stage, which would be taking formal action for harassment via charging them for the offence and taking them to Court.
ok im glad i can take action against him, it started when he left our pub he has now joined another local pub as a manager for the same company as our pub and he is warning all our customers to stay away from our pub
Good - sometimes, the police need a little pressure to make them act, you can imagine they get lots of these complaints! But, by and large, they do take action as necessary. But, that aside, you would also be entitled to take out a civil claim in the county court if you want to also.
Naturally, if the police act, you wouldn't need to bother, they'd do it for you, but the option is there to do something yourself too.
would it be worth talking to our pub company and see if they can get him to stop as he works for the same pub company as us
Oh yes, this would be worth it - as he might lose his job if he is employed by them over this. Do that first - then the police second, as the police side of things is pretty serious too.
ok thankyou for your help
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