Being falsely accused of harassment can be extremely distressing; it is, therefore, important to secure specialist representation at the earliest opportunity in order to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
What Is Harassment?
Harassment is behaviour towards another person that is unwanted and makes them feel intimidated, distressed humiliated or fearful. Examples of behaviour that might constitute harassment include unwanted communication, such as telephone calls, texts, emails or messaging via social media, verbal abuse, or threats, following, watching, or monitoring someone, or publishing malicious information about someone.
What To Do If You're Subject To A False Allegation Of Harassment
If you have been accused of harassment – or have reason to believe any potential allegations may be made against you - you should contact an experienced solicitor to seek advice about what may happen next and how best to approach matters.
You may receive a call or visit from a police officer asking you to attend an interview to answer questions. Should this be the case, it is important to contact a solicitor as soon as possible, prior to making any arrangements with an officer or discussing any aspect of the case with them.
Harassment is in fact both a criminal offence and civil cause of action under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. You may not necessarily be contacted by the police, but instead receive a letter and/or claim form from a firm of solicitors in respect of a civil claim being made against you.
Monan Gozzett have a wealth of experience in dealing with all aspects of harassment allegations, from providing robust safeguarding advice in relation to preparing for a police interview, to defending claims in the civil courts. If you would like to speak to our expert legal team then please contact via the links below.