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I have texted a coworker 4 times (multiple texts) in 7 months.

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I have texted a coworker 4 times (multiple texts) in 7 months. I no longer work there but the first three I was there. I never threatened her but most of it was about work and how much I hated it. One time I called her a bitch. The last time was last night and I went off on her about how my replacement was now three people. Once again, nothing really on her just venting. Is this grounds for her to do a harrassment lawsuit on me?
Welcome and thank you for your question!

Let me ask you this: did she ever tell you to stop texting her? And, if she did tell you, did you then stop?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


yes once she did then we made up and 2 more rounds have occured since then. she reported me to the hr and I got a reprimand but no write up coz it was off clock.

Thank you.

If she told you to stop but then you continued, yes, she could do a harassment lawsuit on you.

When a person is told to stop, they have to stop otherwise they are setting themselves up for problems.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

But we were friends again and it was put behind us. Now I am freaking out because I remember the time in May. She has texted me back from May to August on various stuff. Does that count for something??

Oh sure it does. That is what's called a "dispute of material fact." If she were to sue, she would explain her side, you would explain yours, and it would be for a jury to decide what to make of it.

Just because she sues, it doesn't automatically mean she'd win.

~~ J.B.
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