Online Harassment of a Business
In our digital age, a new type of harassment has arisen: cyber harassment, also known as online harassment. While individuals are often victims of this type of unlawful behavior, businesses can be victims as well. With one-click, defamatory information can be spread to thousands of users in seconds, tarnishing a business’s reputation indefinitely.
Cyber harassment is the use of the internet to harass, manipulate, control, intimidate, frighten, embarrass, humiliate or disparage a person or business. In some cases, cyber harassment can be accompanied by offline or real harassment. Often, online defamation, which is a false statement that serves to damage the reputation of a business or individual, occurs with online harassment.
While trashing a business over the internet seems impersonal, it is anything but. Years of hard work and a solid reputation can be smeared seemingly overnight. Fortunately, if your business has been the victim of online harassment, the law, and our experienced business attorneys, are on your side.