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Alex Watts : Has this been reported to the Police please?
Not yet as there has only been 2 messages - the last one was on Thursday night at 11.30pm. We have been considering whether we should report it.
Alex Watts : You should as it could be harassment.
Alex Watts : The protection from harassment act states
Alex Watts : (1)A person must not pursue a course of conduct—
Alex Watts : (a)which amounts to harassment of another, and
Alex Watts : (b)which he knows or ought to know amounts to harassment of the other.
Alex Watts : A course of conduct is 2 things, which is these two messages.
Alex Watts : Therefore it could be an offence.
Alex Watts : You should therefore report it to the police who could investgate and take action where appropriate.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
We hope to meet with her employers on Monday to ask why she was not given the right to be anonymous and to ask if she can waive her 1 months notice. Do you think that this is a reasonable course of action? Also re: the harassment the messages have come from each of the girls therefore I am presuming that this would only count as 1 course of conduct against each girl and would not yet be deemed to be harassment yet? We do not wish to pursue any formal action against her employers as they have been most apologetic
but wish to know if we do have some cause for concern here
Alex Watts : I can help with the non employment side. But I would think if the employer has been apologetic they may well consider the 1 month waiving reasonable.
Alex Watts : As for harassment yes one each does not constitute a course just yet.
Alex Watts : But the employer may release her early.
Alex Watts : Can I claiify anything else for you?
No I think that is everything. Thank you very much you have been really helpful. Have a good evening.
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