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Bitter Ex Employee Issue

Discussion in 'Employment' started by milsaps118, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 559

    I just fired a guy for poor performance and failing a drug test. Long story short, he went on craigslist and posted a bunch of false ad's ranging from free stuff, help wanted to things for sale. He listed my phone number and now my phone is blowing up with text messages and calls. I went onto CL and flagged everything I could and reported to cl.

    What can I do and should I go the cops?
  2. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,142

    fight fire with fire
  3. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 559

    I would but I don't want to stoop to his level of being so childish and immature.
  4. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    Tell the police someone actually went to jail for something like this.
  5. kilman

    kilman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    call the cops its called phone Harassment...... Harassment covers a wide range of offensive nature.It is commonly understood as behaviour intended to disturb or upset, and it is characteristically repetitive. In the legal sense, it is intentional behaviour which is found threatening or disturbing.
  6. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 559

    I'll be filing a police report. I printed off all the fake ad's he posted, saved every text & voicemail I got from people responding to the bogus ad's.
  7. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,160

    I think the police report is a good idea, just wondering what kind of hard evidence do you have that he is the one posting the ads?
  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    by court order, Craigslist would have to turn over the account information and IP addresses....
  9. kilman

    kilman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    each posting that he did is a charge of phone Harassment
  10. Pro-Lawn&Grounds

    Pro-Lawn&Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 288

    just call the bastard and tell him you filed a police report and craigslist is turning over all account and IP information ... he sounds like a pu$$y he'll probably stop immediately ... especially since he failed a drug test he doesn't want the cops poking around

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