How is an injunction against workplace violence different from other types of orders?
There are several ways in which an injunction against workplace violence is different from other types of protective orders.
First, the person who asks the court for an order is the employer or an authorized agent of the employer, not the victim. Second, the victim’s cooperation may not be necessary for the employer to get the injunction and an employer may even get one without the victim’s prior knowledge or against the victim’s wishes. Third, an injunction against workplace violence generally only protects a victim while s/he is at work but not at other times. Therefore, a victim of abuse may still want to consider applying for an order of protection on his/her own. For more information, go to our Domestic Violence Orders of Protection page.