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We had an employee who was layout. He periodically left messages

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We had an employee who was layout. He periodically left messages to our company public phone # XXXXX email address. The messages are about bad words to his previous managers or our company.

What's best way to stop this? Is there any legal solution? What's the possible results?
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an Arizona attorney with over 12 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.

The company can certainly contact this person and request that he stop. What you describe is harassment under Arizona law.

If he refuses to stop? You may want to contact local law enforcement. Under Arizona law, conduct that is directed at a specific person and that would cause a reasonable person to be seriously alarmed, annoyed or harassed and the conduct in fact seriously alarms, annoys or harasses the person is considered criminal harassment. So if he is directing this conduct at previous managers, the company can file harassment charges with the police if he will not stop.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The only apply to personal or as well as the company or business owner?

The criminal harassment law applies to persons. So if they are harassing the "company" it will not apply. But if they are harassing individuals? The law applies


If they are harassing the company? You may want to consider a civil law complaint, perhaps under liable or slander if they are making false claims that harms the reputation of the company.