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About Abuse

In the Workplace

November 23, 2019

What is a workplace restraining order?

If you are an employer and one of your employees is being abused by an intimate partner, stalked, or threatened, some states will allow you (the employer) to file for a restraining order against the abusive person. The restraining order can protect you, the abused employee, your other employees, your customers, your property, and more.

WomensLaw.org has plain language legal information about workplace restraining orders in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Indiana, Nevada, and Rhode Island. In Colorado, employers are allowed to file for a domestic violence protection order to protect the business/place of employment.

Georgia, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Tennessee also allow employers to get restraining orders against an employee’s abuser. For states that are not listed on WomensLaw.org, you can find the language of relevant laws in Legal Momentum’s State Law Guide on Workplace Restraining Orders. Please note that WomensLaw.org cannot vouch for the information contained on this website.