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Protecting your legal right to be free from harassment
If you feel you have been the target of persistent and unwanted attention from a third party, you may have the right to take legal action. Unwelcome behaviours may mean that your legal right to be free of harassment has been violated.
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Harassment laws exist to prevent stalking and on occasion persistent and unpleasant conduct towards individuals. This attention can be from a third party such as a landlord, media organisations or even a stranger. These laws also protect individuals from being harassed by people on social media, or through another mode of communication such as telephone calls.
Harassment is defined as ‘unwanted behaviour which you find offensive, intimidating or humiliating.’ When a person is being harassed it may seem extremely difficult to handle. This is especially if it has come to a point whereby they are considering taking legal action.
Our team are able to advise you on If they believe that you have a potential claim against your harasser. They will discuss with you the occurrences which have led you to believe you have been a victim of harassment.
If you do pursue a claim, our professionals will provide you with the sensitive guidance and support you need. Their aim will be to seek damages (Also known as compensation) for their clients. Especially those who suffer from mental health issues as a result of the incidents. Mental health issues can include anxiety and even depression in some matters.
In some matters, the unwanted behaviour may lead to financial losses for the victim. This may be due to damages of their property or from a loss of work due to mental health issues. We can obtain injunctions for clients where appropriate to ensure the harassment is brought to an end.
Our specialised experts have successfully obtained judgments in court against those who harass others. They have also secured out-of-court undertakings from the perpetrators. These undertakings detail their agreement to stop their unreasonable conduct towards our clients.
In addition, if you are being harassed by a journalist or media organisation, we can make a complaint on your behalf to the Independent Press Standards Organisation. This organisation handles complaints against the media for breaches of the Editors' Code of Practice.
We also conduct complaints cases for clients in relation to breaches of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code. This code has been implemented to protect people from persistent infringements of their privacy by broadcasters.
As well as the above, we specialise in seeking the removal of harassing material from the following platforms through Cease and Desist notices:
- social media websites,
- internet service providers
If you believe that you have been the victim of harassment, then please get in touch with our team. They will be able to relieve the worry and present to you the options available for your specific concerns.
We can obtain injunctions for clients where appropriate to ensure the harassment is brought to an end.
To contact the team, please call us on 020 3540 4444 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will be able to arrange a call back at your convenience as well as an initial consultation to discuss your needs.
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