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Know the Laws: Indiana

UPDATED May 24, 2016

Workplace Violence Restraining Orders

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A workplace violence restraining order (WVRO) is an order that an employer can get due to unlawful violence or credible threats of violence against his/her employee.

After the hearing

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Yes.  If necessary, the employer can apply for the renewal of the final WVRO within the three months before the three-year order expires.*

* IC § 34-26-6-9

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If the workplace violence protective order is intentionally violated, the abuser can be found guilty of an invasion of privacy which is a Class A misdemeanor.  It may be a more serious crime, a Class D felony, if the person has a conviction for violating the order in the past.*

* IC § 35-46-1-15.1

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