Lewd tenant hit with injunction after harassing housing employee
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Legal
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A social housing tenant who made lewd, offensive and abusive accusations against an employee of Salix Homes has been hit with an anti-social behaviour injunction.
Salix, which manages 8,500 properties across Central Salford, sought legal action against tenant Peter Ball, of Blackfriar Court, Salford, on the grounds of his abusive and threatening behaviour.
The 66-year-old repeatedly harassed the employee, and made threats to get them sacked.
During a court hearing at Manchester Civil Justice Centre yesterday, it was heard how Ball has a long history of offensive and abusive behaviour towards Salix employees.
Salix obtained a 12-month injunction order against Ball in 2009, the conditions of which banned him from entering the organisation’s offices at Diamond House on Peel Cross Road, and prevented him from engaging in ASB against employees.
The judge yesterday granted a 12-month injunction order against the tenant, the conditions of which prevent him from harassing any employee of Salix Homes, using abusive, insulting or threatening behaviour against any members of staff or engaging in conduct which could cause nuisance or annoyance to any employee.
Sue Sutton, Salix chief executive, said: “Salix Homes welcomes the judge’s decision to grant an Injunction Order against Peter Ball, who has caused significant distress and upset to our employees with his abusive and threatening behaviour.
“We take all reports of anti-social behaviour extremely seriously and we will not tolerate this type of abusive and offensive conduct towards our employees. I hope the court’s decision sends out a very clear message that we will not allow our employees to be harassed and intimidated in this way and we will always take action where necessary.”