Can you call the police if someone is harassing you?

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asked Dec 28, 2021 in Law Enforcement/Police by McCoyLandon (910 points)
Can you call the police if someone is harassing you?

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answered Dec 31, 2021 by Dagwood (1,070 points)
If you know who the person is who's harassing you then you can call the police on the person harassing you.

They can then advise the person to stop harassing you.

Although you will also need to get a court order for the police to arrest the person harassing you if they violate the protection order the next time.

You can go to jail for text messages if the text messages are threatening or there are any messages being sent to a minor talking sexually etc.

Or if you threaten to do harm such as to a school business etc or anyone else through the text messages and they find out who it is then you can be arrested.

Verbal abuse is not a crime in most places although some places such as California lists verbal abuse as a crime when it's done along with domestic violence.

For example verbal abuse from your boss would not be a crime but if your partner was verbal abusing you then it could be a crime in California.

An act of verbal harassment may lead to being arrested when the harasser makes repeated remarks that constitute verbal abuse.

Additionally, a person may also have to go to jail for verbal threats.

If a defendant to a verbal threat case is charged with a misdemeanor and convicted, they can face up to one year in jail.

You can record your boss yelling at you.

However if found out and they have policies against you recording in the office then you could be fired.

Also if you record your boss without them knowing then it would be useless in court as the person has to know they are being recording or it's inadmissible evidence.

Although in some cases recording abuse in the workplace can help win lawsuits.

Some companies have policies against recording in the workplace, which means you can get fired even if you get the legally required consent.

Having a recording of alleged illegal behavior in the workplace can help in workplace lawsuits, especially in cases of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Your boss can yell at you.

Although if you can find another job then you should as you don't have to and should not put up with a boss yelling at you.

However since you're working for your boss then they are your boss and as long as you're employed by your boss you have to do as you're told by them.

Your boss can legally yell at you or chew you out in front of other employees.

Legally the boss can yell at you for any reason they want too.

However if the boss is constantly yelling at you and you're doing your work like you're supposed to and it does not stop then the best thing to do is to wait it out and begin looking for another job.

Then when you find another job you can then quit that job and yell right back at them.

Although you need the job I would when possible get out of a job where a boss was always yelling at me and not treating me right.

Legally speaking though bosses, supervisors and managers are allowed to yell at employees.

However, when that yelling is about or against a protected class, the yelling may qualify as harassment.

This doesn't mean a boss, manager or supervisor is never allowed to get angry or frustrated, no one is perfect.

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