I was working with a well known newspaper / media company. I was there for 5+ years in a senior capacity. Doing fairly well in my work i was a front runner in work performance and in a decission maker capacity. When i decided 19 months back to quit my job and begin my own work (no i did not have any non compete clause) my employer tried all methods of Salary and perks increase to retain me. However i did not change my decission and resigned on good terms. For 5 months post my resignation my employeer kept asking me to rejoin and even offered to buy my new (and very tiny) company. any thing just to have me join back. However one year back he gave me an ultimatam and thretened me stating this was my last chance. I did not return back to his employment.
Post this the trouble started
1. he began with bad mouthing me and slandering my name with false accusations. Spreading malicious rumors of financial misdealings, bad behaviour, an other acusations to people within and outside of his organisation. Being in the same industry this was immedeately damaging to my business.
2. he then began calling candidates and consultants warning people of dire consequences if they jouned my start up. This in addition of having team meetings and in a planned way spreading malicious rumors about me. This has impacted the employability of my start up and has caused revenue as well as reputation loss.
during all of this he called me / delivered messages on a monthly basis saying come and join back, etc etc.
3. He filed a wrongful police complaint against my employee (who is also their ex employee) in an endevour to presurise people to quit or for me to join back their employment. The complaint when investigate by police was found to be false and no FIR was filed. After 5 months He has used his influence to file an FIR against the same complaint and is continuing the harrasment.
I am unable to understand this behaviour and also dont know how to stop this harrasment. How can i prevent this? can i file any counter case? please help