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This may seem trivial and I suppose it probably is compared

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This may seem trivial and I suppose it probably is compared to many cases, but there is someone I see everyday who gives me dirty looks - which can be quite aggressive in a nature. This person does this every single day for no reason. This has bed happening for over ago a shad started to get to me. I feel my adrenaline is up and I'm starting to feel adrenal fatigue which is making me tired and lethargic. I confronted them today and they screamed at me that I'm harassing them and that I'm going after them. I have no idea who this perso is and I just want to be left alone. I know it's trivial but is there anything that can be done to make this person just ignore me?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
I am really sorry and I understand that this is annoying and antagonistic but I'm afraid that mere expressions alone are not unlawful.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Dirty looks do not amount to harassment in law. There is just no way around it. Unless a person is doing something unlawful there is no injunction or other order that can be obtained to prevent them acting the way alleged.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
I'm very sorry.Can I clarify anything for you?Jo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But she screamed at me in public today - it's escalating
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
At what stage does it become enough to do something?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Screaming on one occasion isn't harassment. Especially as it is a response to you confronting them.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
From what you say they are alleging that you are pursuing them.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I was taken by surprise - I was very calculated. She screamed in my face that I was doing to them everything they have been doing to me. I just shouted back to leave me alone and stay out of my life.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Just ignore them and they will soon get bored.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Since we are in our 14th month now it's unlikely. I spoke to the police and they said something about an anti harassment letter - what's this?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
A letter from a solicitor usually warning her to desist harassment.Anybody can send those out. It doesn't mean their conduct amounts to harassment but it does mean that further contact will amount to harassment.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any other legal angles I should know about? It's kind of why I was asking a lawyer
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also the police said they could issue the letter
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
They can issue harassment warnings but they wouldn't normally do it if it is just one instance of contact.