Can I be sued for sending a text to my wife's co-worker to try to stop bullying?
Question Details: My wife is an assistant manager and she has been being targeted by an recently hired employee who has been spreading rumors and attempting to get her fired for almost 6 months. Finally I was fed up with it and sent her a text that was lengthy, however I didn't cuss at her or make personal attacks except about her targeting of management. Can she sue me for this?
Not for a single text without threats in it. A series or pattern of texts, however, even if you don't make an overt or obvious threat, can be considered harassment, since a pattern of any unwanted attention or behavior is harassing. Texts to her will do nothing--either the employer will deal with this effectively or they will not, but you texting her is almost certain to not alter her behavior; therefore, it's not worth doing this again and starting to create a pattern of harassment.