If you’re suffering from harassment, sending a cease and desist harassment letter is one way to protect yourself from your violator. Below, we provide a strongly worded template to help you make an effective demand.
The letter warns your harasser to end their repeated, unwanted behavior because it’s uncomfortable, threatening, or offensive. Note: We provide a specific template to stop abusive debt collectors.
To thoroughly document the problem, we provide simple blanks for you to fill in and provide details about:
- Dates: When the harassment took place
- Location: Where the harassment occurred
- Unlawful behavior: Details of the type of harassment
Sending a cease and desist letter may enrage your harasser, or cause them to retaliate against you. In some cases, it’s simply better to go to court and immediately get a restraining order.
Is a Cease and Desist Harassment Letter Legally Enforceable?
A cease and desist harassment letter isn’t legally enforceable. It merely serves as a warning to your violator that you’ll take legal action if the harassment doesn’t stop. The letter may succeed in stopping your offender before legal action is necessary, saving you time, stress, and money.
However, by sending this letter, you can collect hard evidence that you formally asked someone to stop personally or sexually harassing you, which may aid you in court later.