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January 17, 2020

Civil Protection Orders Filed by Employers

Although Colorado does not have a separate “workplace protection order” as some states do, Colorado law permits an employer to apply for a domestic violence protection order in the name of the business if the employer believes that the employees or customers are in immediate danger from the abuser.1  For example, if the victim of abuse is being stalked at the workplace, an employer may file for an order to protect the abused employee and the other employees.  If the judge or magistrate finds that the employees or customers of a business are in immediate danger, s/he can grant the order to keep the abuser away from the business.1 

1 Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-14-104.5(7)(b)