Can I Sue My Coworker For Tampering With My Voice Messages?

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I have a fellow co-worker who has tampered with my telephone messaging system. It has rendered me unable to retrieve my work messages. Do I have any legal standing against this?

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Because the tampering has been done to your work telephone messaging, your best resolution would probably be from your employer. Check with your employer regarding their process for filing a complaint. If you can prove specific damages, such as disciplinary action against you or a loss of a contract, you may be able to file a suit against your co-worker. A civil litigation attorney will be able to look at all of the surrounding facts and advise you as to what, if any, lawsuit would be appropriate. If you are a member of a protected class, and your co-worker is harassing you based upon this designation, you may have an employment discrimination claim. An employment attorney can advise you under that circumstance. Whether this is a tort or an employment issue, it’s important to report the problem to your employer and allow them to attempt to resolve the issue.

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Author: House Attorney