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My wife is part of an organisation called Neighbourhood

My wife is part of an organisation called Neighbourhood Watch. Around October last year she became stressed by the tone of an Email she received from the Chairman of what is called South Division (he is an Ex police officer and councillor). I Emailed him and said that she had been stressed since he was appointed Chair, and that he should contact me to help resolve the matter, something he has not done.Instead, he has been spreading rumours about my wife, and has in my opinion tried to steal my Intellectual Property in the form of a database containing names and addresses, and the funds from the local Ilkeston Neighbourhood Watch by saying that he is in control of them. The constitution of Ilkeston clearly states the conditions for funds transfer and at a vote the members voted not to transfer.Over the last few months, he has emailed and spoken with the area (called DNWAT) chair making accusations of harassment against my wife. I am also aware that he is spreading rumours at the St Mary's Wharf police station amongst his former colleagues.My Wife and I believe that any actions we have taken are not only legal, but are upholding relevant regulations.I feel that the rumours amount to harassment but she is worried about going to the police as they are involved.There is a meeting next week where a number of matters will be raised. I am not sure of the best way to advise her.Best RegardsPaul H. Riley

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I handed in my resignation yesterday from my part-time job

Hello, I handed in my resignation yesterday from my part-time job at a graphic design agency (I work 3 days a week there). When I handed in my notice my boss completely lost his temper and told me he was going to fire me anyway and then accused me of being a thief. They have since instructed me that I need to work one month's notice and that I have to work from home for this month, and after accusing me of stealing from them (which I am still not sure of what I have stolen) they have now emailed me today to say they are going to email me files to work. I am wary that they may be sending me their files in an attempt to make it appear that I have taken files from the office. This is a graphic design company that I work for. My boss was extremely abusing when I handed in my resignation to the point where he even kicked a doorstop at me. Not sure if I have any options here so seeking some advice. thank you

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I used to work for company X before moving to company Y.

I used to work for company X before moving to company Y. Shortly after I moved to my new firm, several negative reviews appeared on company X's glass door page. These reviews were responded to by the Director of company X who started insinuating that disgruntled ex employees at a start up firm (the only company this could be is company Y) have coordinated this negative campaign. This is simply untrue.A couple of months pass with reviews cropping up before it becomes apparent that the director of company X has been spreading rumours that I've been breaking my contract, coordinating this campaign, stealing intellectual property from the firm etc.Rather unwisely, I decide to write a review to finally put an end to the rumours. Shortly after the review was posted, I receive a solicitors letter, accusing me of defamation. I choose not to respond as the claims I made are true and they do not have any proof that I have written the review - which are all made anonymously on glass door.The next month I'm asked to pay damages of £60,000 to the business and director. I do not respond. I've just been sent another letter stating that £75000 is now sought, payable by 2nd February.Incidentally, my review has now been removed on glass door. The reason for this is that I logged in via Facebook which used my old Hotmail account. Unbeknownst to me, another person posted another review via my Gmail account (nothing defamatory, just a negative review). I recently changed my Facebook to login with my Gmail as I don't use my Hotmail account and as such both reviews were removed as community guidelines on glass door ask that you only post one review per person per company. The solicitors letter picked up on the fact that the reviews are gone which they see as an admission of liability...Where do I stand here? If it went to court would I lose? I don't even have £750 to spare so I'll be made bankrupt if it goes to court and I lose! Any advice is much appreciated.RegardsJon

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My wife and I were out with friends the bar has posted a

My wife and I were out with friends the bar has posted a cctv of me on social moving our jackets to a table accusing me of theft I am afraid for my wife and family I have told him that he has made a mistake and that I will get a lawyerAssistant: Where are you located? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: East LondonAssistant: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoAssistant: Anything else you want the solicitor to know before I connect you?Customer: I am just worried I want to call the police

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Bashford I'm a self-employed individual working for a

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I'm a self-employed individual working for a company A full term basis eight hours a day five days a week. The company I'm working for have provided a vehicle and vehicle insurance I provide my own tools and equipment. I'll pay for my own fuel and parking also.Recently I had my vehicle broken into. Two men drilled a hole through the back door in order to open the door and steal some of my equipment. The small drill hole that they left in the door meant that anybody would be capable of opening the door, therefore the door needed to be replaced. The company that employ me provided a contractor that would collect my vehicle and replace the door. Following this I have been asked to play a £750 excess on the insurance which I was unaware of. My employer insisted that I signed an agreement stating that I would pay this excess when I joined the company. After having read through my contract I have located the signed agreement. It reads :I agree that if I cause damages that result in a claim under any of my companies insurance policies then I will be liable for any excess on the relevant policy.I just like you to advise as to whether I am liable to pay this, as it clearly states any damage that I make and I did not make the damage, I have CCTV footage of two men getting out of a Mercedes and making the damage to my van to which I reported to the police.Any help you can give me regarding this matter is well appreciated.Regards,James.

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I run a doggy day care business. A guy who worked for me was

I run a doggy day care business. A guy who worked for me was sacked for stealing. Now he has set a business up at his partners home and has poached a lot of my clients. I'm sure the council do not know he is running a business as they wouldn't issue a licence for 15 to 20 dogs in a residential area. and I'm sure he is mainly taking cash. I don't wish him to know that I will be reporting him. As he is not a nice character and I fear consequences. Who do I inform, the council or tax man or both?What can be done?

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I hope someone can help me, I am selling a property and have

Hello,I hope someone can help me, I am selling a property and have had it on the market since June 2017, I had 2 properties on the market with one agent (A) who successfully sold one but I had very bad luck with the second, time wasters etc. I had negotiated a fee of 1% for the sale of both flats with this agent as I had originally bought both flats from them. Unfortunately as I was being constantly let down by buyers and the contract was up with agent (A) I went along to another agent for the same fee... But told agent (A), they could still find a buyer but on a week to week basis they were fine with this....... Agent (B) provided a viewing and the viewers were very interested they on the other hand did not make an offer but said they would go away and think on it, a week later agent (A) arranged a viewing and not known to me was the same viewers who had viewed with agent (B).... Needless to say and to cut a long story short agent (B) is not happy!... Agent (A) has secured the sale, got an offer accepted by me and been in touch with solicitors etc but Agent (B) wants me to pay them and not agent (A).... To stop the squabbling between the agents I said I would be willing to split the fee between them at the original 1%.....but this is not what they want... Agent (B) wants a fixed fee of £2250!.....agent A has not harassed me at all and have told me not to worry as they will go to court with the other agent if necessary as the other agent cannot claim the fee as the laws have changed.......... The effective introducing agent who closes the sale is the one who commands the fee, not an agent who just does the viewing.... Please can you just advise if this is correct as I'm very worried.

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I suspect 2 employees are planning to set up a rival

I suspect 2 employees are planning to set up a rival company. Unfortunately I haven't given them contracts. Both worked for me for over 2 years. Because of my suspicions I set up a covert listening device whilst I was away for a couple of days recently and my fears have been confirmed. I have heard numerous references to what they plan to do, including poaching customers, copying sensitive information from my computer and even stealing parts from my stock before they leave. Things have already gone missing. They talk aggressively about me and my family. Can I use the taped evidence to dismiss them? Thank you.

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My ex employer paid someone else's wages into my account I

Hi my ex employer paid someone else's wages into my account I have done some adetails hoc work for hem and had changed my account from the one I use all the time to a redundant account. . They phoned twice on day of incident and I was at work I also gained a Facebook message whilst at work although linked to my phone due to working in hospitality I don't carry phone they then came into my place of work to tell me what had happened. I said I would check but could not as was working. I have worked everyday since.I have since found the account it has been paid into and paid the money back. But I have received a letter claiming that I have stolen it where do I stand and help I worked for this company for 10+years why would I steal their money?

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