My son and I are homeless and were taken in by someone I use to work with. After months of tormenting us, we left. I gathered my belongings, left her key and took our things to a storage unit we rent. This woman has continued to harass my son, even at his job. He works at a local retail store where gathers carts and replaces unsold items back in their places. Since she cannot sue us because unbeknown to me, she was illegally renting to us and the state is now investigating her. I was told that my son cannot get a restraining order against her because he might possibly cause himself to get fired and he also cannot have her barred from a public place of business such as this grocery store, so he should just ignore her, yet this is his place of employment and there are at least 7 other stores to shop for food besides this one particular store where my son works and yes, they are close enough where the stores are at least 10 minutes away from not only her home, but from one to the next.
Part of your question says he could lose his job if he gets a restraining order. I suppose the store does not want to lose customers over personal issues with employees. I do not know if the store can do that. That is an employment law question. I think you should redirect your question there.
You don't say who is providing your legal advice, but it doesn't sound like it was a lawyer. If the woman is harassing your son, he can ask the court for a Personal Protection Order. That might cause his employer some concern.
The opinion that I express should not be considered to be legal advice that can be relied on. It is based only on the limited amount of information provided rather than doing a thorough review of all of the important information that is required to give accurate legal advice. You should consult with an attorney that has extensive background in the area of the law that your are inquiring about.
A personal protection order can prohibit the person from confronting your son and from entering a place where he works. I don't see why your son would get fired for getting a personal protection order. I would think that would risk bad PR for the business
No it isn't true. He can get a PPO, as other have advised. Discuss this one on one with an attorney of your choosing. PPOs can serve to bar someone from interfering with a person where they live or work whether or not those places are open to the public.
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