Cranston, RI asked in Small Claims, Criminal Law and Employment Law for Rhode Island

Q: At what point is this harassment?

I was told by a police officer yesterday to not speak with my roommate/co-worker and to get a restraining order on her because I had to write two police reports on her yesterday. Word got around work that I was going to get one and now she is having my other co-workers come to my desk and taunt me, she also keeps trying to yell at me while i'm working, i have been ignoring it and telling her 'I do not wish to speak with you right now'. Police report 1 was because she smashed my glass cups on the floor and left glass for me to step on when I entered the premises. Police report 2 was because she intentionally locked me out of my own bedroom after unplugging everything.

1 Lawyer Answer
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: For your own peace of mind, you might be looking for a new live/work situation. A restraining order will likely necessitate exceptions to allow for incidental contact at work/home and may be of little help to you.

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