Can a business owner file an injunction against a former employee to prevent the former employee from contacting current employees?

An employee quit her job after being disciplined for her behavior on the job. After leaving her employ, she called a former supervisor still employed several times to yell and curse because of past decisions that the supervisor made. The former employee has attempted to return as a customer and was told by the owners to not return, which is at the owner’s discretion and is explained in the employee handbook. She has not returned but will call on a semi-daily basis in attempts to return if the owners are not present. She has recently called to yell and curse at her former supervisor again after a family member was turned away attempting to conduct business in her stead. As a business owner, can an injunction be filed against the former employee to not have contact with any current employees of the business or would the individual employees need to file for their own injunctions?

Asked on May 25, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The business owner can seek an order that the person not contact the business ever, or its employees *during business hours at work*: that is his interest, in preventing business disruption. But it is not his business (so to speak)--and he has no legal right or standing--to interfere with her contact with individual employees other than at work; those people, if they don't want to be contacted, have to take their own action(s).


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