How to write a Cease and desist letterWritten by Jefferson Highway, General Counsel
A Cease and Desist letter is one of simplest legal forms in use today. With spread of web, and copyright infringement that has brought, C&D's (as they are known) have become very common. The problem is, a standard C&D can cost $50 or more if sent from a lawyer, and you may find, if you have any kind of business at all, that you can't afford this on an on-going basis. So here is solution - a Cease and Desist form of your very own courtesy of www.lawyersbench.com at no charge!.
=========================================================================== [ INSERT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS HERE ]
Re: [ INSERT TOPIC HERE - A WEBSITE NAME FOR EXAMPLE ]
It has come to our attention that you are [ ENTER THE COMPLAINT HERE - AN EXAMPLE WOULD BE "copying entire pages from our website at www.???.com and publishing them on your own website, www.!!!.com in direct breach of our rights under International Copyright Law" ].
You have [ INSERT TIME LIMIT HERE - EG "10 Days" ] to [ INSERT THE ACTION THEY MUST TAKE HERE - EG "Remove offending pages, listed below, and confirm in writing to address at head of letter that you will not repeat this infringement" ]
Claiming Sexual HarassmentWritten by Lala C. Ballatan
If you are abiding by your stout decision to pursue a sexual harassment case against person who have violated your rights by forcing his sexual interests on you, then it is but just. However, you might have exhausted all possibilities in dealing with sexual harassment you felt at work. Letís say you have already done things by yourself, by confronting him, or you already have tried asking help in your workplace.
If these informal methods have made no serious impact on your attacker, then itís about time to launch formal approaches that does not only deal with personal honor or company rules and regulations.
Consider filing a Title IX complaint with Office for Civil Rights at U.S. Department of Education. You can go directly to Department of Education in Washington so that you could get more information about this area of law. For a little birdís eye view, however, Title IX covers all students and employees in institutions where there is federal aid or assistance, including financial aid going to institution. In filing such complaint, you need not bother with an attorney. Still, you can file a Title IX lawsuit later if you desire to do so.
Investigations and findings may take a while, though you could speed up process by asking your 2 Senators and Representative to write Secretary of Education. Request that you be kept posted with progress and results of investigations.
Another thing you could do is file a Title VII complaint with your local office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). You could also file with agency in your state that handles fair employment practices. Title VII only covers employees including student employees. The State Attorney Generalís office might be able to find right department for you since state and federal commissions work closely together. An attorney is also not needed, but if you want to go into court to file a lawsuit, ask permission from EEOC.