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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of May 3, 2024

Who can be protected by a workplace violence restraining order?

A workplace violence restraining order can protect:

  • the victim of workplace violence;
  • other employees who work at the victim’s workplace or another workplace location within the same business;1
  • the victim’s family or household members; and
  • possibly spouses of the employees.2

“Employees” doesn’t just mean full-time paid workers. It can include volunteers, part-time workers, independent contractors, and board members.3

1 Cal.C.C.P. § 527.8(a)
2 Cal.C.C.P. § 527.8(d); see also California Courts website
3 Cal.C.C.P. § 527.8(b)(3)