Former co-worker was harassing me at work. He has been recently been fired for his actions. He is now contacting my husband by mail and making false accusations about me. He was counseled at work on 3 occasions for his behavior that I am aware of. His lack of compliance lead to his termination. How can I get him to leave us alone?
Talk to friends, family, and other trusted individuals in your community who may have experienced a situation similar to yours. Ask them for attorney referrals. Talk to several attorneys over the phone before you hire one, and make sure you get the fee agreement in writing if the matter will exceed more than $1,000 or so and make sure you understand the agreement before signing (this is "retaining an attorney"). Good luck.
This is a general discussion about legal questions and not a legal consultation. The answers I provide on this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.
Retaining an attorney generally means you have entered into a contract to have the attorney represent you regarding some legal issue you are having. The cost depends on what the issue is and what work you want the attorney to perform. I have been retained by individuals to get personnel records from an employer and there normally is no charge for that. I have also been retained to negotiate severance agreements which generally have an hourly charge of $200 to $400 with a lump sum due before work is performed. If you want a lawsuit and there is a likely possibility of collecting on a judgment, then the attorney can be retained on contingency, meaning their fees get paid out of any award or settlement. Your can also attempt to obtain a PPO through the Saginaw County Clerk Office. PPO is a personal protection order. Whether the PPO gets entered by the Court depends on the type of harassment being directed at you and/or your husband. You usually don't need an attorney to get a PPO at the beginning but you may need to hire one if a hearing gets scheduled. Most PPO's require some sort of threat or physical harm.
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