WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.

Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

About Abuse

In the Workplace

This section focuses not on domestic violence but on another situation where there is often an imbalance of power: in the workplace. If an employer or co-worker sexually harasses you at work, there are laws that can protect you. In addition, if you are an employer and one of your employees is being abused, some states will allow you to file for a workplace violence restraining order to keep the abuser away from your place of work, all of your employees, your customers, etc.