Having a "tattling tantrum" to another person's employer is so unbelievably childlike I almost can't conceive that an adult would do this. I fumed as I read the earlier post about it so I wanted to share a real world-rule that applies if a child leaves their safe space to seek revenge for an online argument gone sour: tortious interference with contract.
An individual may be liable if he/she takes action with malice of intent to interfere with another's employment relationship - it's called tortious interference with contract and stands for the general proposition that you can't sabotage someone else's personal business out of retaliation. The diet explanation is HERE. The insomniac version is HERE.
According to the Restatement (Second) of Torts § 766A (1977), “one who intentionally
and improperly interferes with the performance of a contract (except a contract to marry)
between another and a third person by inducing or otherwise causing the third person not to
perform the contract, is subject to liability to the other for the pecuniary loss resulting to the
other from the failure of the third person to perform the contract.”
Online things should be left online but if escalated to the real world, respond in kind. A tattle-tantrum with intent to cause this level of harm over an online dispute should not be left unchallenged. Calling someone a lard-ass may be impolite, but trying to ruin someone's employment and livelihood over a personal insult is out-fucking-rageous bullshit!