Users' questions

Can a person be charged with coercive control for harassment?

Can a person be charged with coercive control for harassment?

See Harassment injunctions below. If your abuser is someone who you are in an intimate relationship with or is a family member or ex-partner who you live with, they may be guilty of the criminal offence of coercive control.

Who was the woman arrested for defaming her enemies?

Nadire Atas, a Canadian woman who wrote thousands of online posts defaming her perceived enemies, was arrested on Tuesday by the police in Toronto. She was charged with crimes including harassment and libel, a Toronto police spokeswoman said.

What does it mean to get a harassment warning from the police?

Harassment warnings are also known as harassment warning notices and police information notices (PINs). This is a warning which tells your abuser about the law in relation to harassment, and that if there are similar reports in the future the police might take action against him. Your abuser may be asked to sign the warning.

What happens if you report a harasser to the police?

However, if you do report his harassing behaviour to the police again in the future, then the notice can be used to show that he knew that his behaviour is harassment. If the police charge your abuser and the case goes to the criminal courts then the court may make a restraining order to protect you.

What do you need to know about a harassment charge?

A harassment charge is a legal charge filed against someone who intimidates, threatens, stalks, or otherwise makes another person feel unsafe or annoyed. This charge may also be filed against someone who steals personal information, snoops, or invades other people’s privacy. Depending on the violation, the charge may be civil or criminal.

Can you sue your neighbor for physical harassment?

Can I Sue a Neighbor for Harassment? Yes. There are a couple of different scenarios that could play out if you decide to get the courts involved. First, you can go to the police department to file harassment charges. This is more common in cases of physical violence.

What kind of harassment is happening in the workplace?

Sexual orientation-based harassment is starting to gain traction and recognition as a legitimate type of workplace harassment. Victims face harassment because their sexual orientation is different from those around them.

What to do about sexual harassment in the workplace?

In order to more clearly define that line, physical harassment should be taken very seriously in the workplace and explained thoroughly in codes of conduct and policies. Employees in some industries are more at higher risk of workplace violence.