So where is the line between irritating and harassing? It seems that too many people believe that they have been “harassed” when, for example, their neighbor rudely suggests that the dog should stop barking. Also, is your boss’s constant emailing at work harassment?
Consider the severity of the law when considering whether or not harassment has occurred.
Was any part of the Harassment….
A threat to inflict bodily injury,
Alarming & False,
or a Torment?
If not, you were not likely harassed. In fact, most people who claim harassment are simply victims of mere jerkiness, which is not necessarily against the law.
If, however, someone has crossed the line (and there is no simple test to know for sure), you may have a criminal and/or a civil action against them. Consult an attorney with your specific facts.
This blog site provides only general information about the law and does not, under any circumstances, constitute legal advice. You should not act or refrain from acting based on these materials without first obtaining the advice of professional legal counsel.