Recently opened grooming salon with independent contractors who pay me weekly rent.
They came to my business of their own free will, gave notice per their former contract at their prior place. However, the owner of their former place has been bad mouthing my new business & now her daughter is posting nasty incorrect information on my daughters Facebook. All very unprofessional and as a new business, I want this to stop. My groomers have not been able to deal with this person as she is completely irrational and I'm not sure what to do. I have not done anything wrong to her, in fact don't even know her or her daughter. She is just angry as she has lost rent paying tenants. This person did actually come into my shop wagging her finger and shouting. I don't now what to do??? Thanks HKI know this sounds very petty, but it seems like this person is out to make things difficult for my new business based on how she feels about a specific individual at my business who previously rented from her. This has absolutely nothing to do with me and my new business. However, I have now been dragged into this by their Facebook email to my daughter!! Thank you, HK
There are a couple of key things you can do.
A letter from an attorney may be sufficient to stop and/or decrease the harassment.
Another option, or something that may be coupled with the attorney letter, would be to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order. This is a pretty simple process that can be obtained if you have been threatened with some degree of physical violence. Your independent contractors also can seek a TRO if they have felt threatened.
I live in Carlsbad and would be willing to talk further with you. Send me an email.
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I agree with my colleague. A simple cease and desist letter may be sufficient.
I agree with both attorneys.
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