Post # 1
My husband and I have a neighbour, we will call him J. He lives upstairs with his family and we have the main floor.
It has been brought to our attention that J has been trying to slaughter my husband’s name at job sites. Blatantly trying to demean his character (i.e.: calling DH a piece of shit). They do not work for the same company, but they both work in construction related fields so it is not uncommon for both companies to be at the same site. DH has been approached by 4 of his co-workers on 4 different occasions about this.
We can only assume he is doing this because we don’t shovle his part of the driveway (we did it a few times, then stopped). It’s a big ass driveway and we shovel most of it, and everyone uses it.
J is very temperamental… He used to have a substance abuse problem with crack (not sure if that is relevant or not, don’t mean to be discriminative). We know this because he told us when we first moved in… He has also had fights with our other neighbour (next door) almost pushing for things to get physical…
This is so stressful as my DH just got hired full time at this company!
We are thinking of emailing our landlord about this… This constitutes harassment right?
Worried bee over here 🙁
My DH doesn’t deserve this.
Post # 3
@O.My.Heart: I’m sorry that your neighbor is such an ass! I would try not to worry yourself about your husband’s reputation on this. I think a lot of people can tell a crazy person who is trying to slander a good person. People are often more intuitive than we give credit for. I don’t know that there is anything that your landlord can do per se as it doesn’t affect your residence itself. I have no legal knowledge so someone jump in here if they do- could you talk to a lawyer if you’re concerned that these slanderous remarks will have professional ramifications?
Post # 4
I would look into getting a lawyer for defamation or harassment. But, you might have to have proof that it is your neighbor that is doing/posting those things. Without proof there isn’t much you, a lawyer, or your landlord could do.
Post # 5
I hope you get things figured things out soon! I’m sure this has to be so stressful for you both!
Post # 6
Fiance has to be able to show that he has experienced some loss because of what he has said if you want to win a court case for libel or slander. If Fiance got hired after this guy started bad mouthing him, it will be hard to prove any loss.
Unfortunately, what the tenant says at work, has nothing to do with the landlord. Only if he is bothering you at home, does it bcome an issue for the landlord.