Legal Information: Indiana

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
January 23, 2019

What protections can I get in a workplace violence restraining order?

A workplace violence restraining order can order the abuser to:

  • stay away from you and your family/ household members;
  • stay away from your home, work, school, vehicle, child’s school or daycare, or other location;1
  • not commit further unlawful violence against the victim or her family/household members;
  • not commit "credible threats of violence" against the victim or her family/household members.2Note: Credible threats of violence” include:
    • Following or stalking the employee to or from the employee's place of work.
    • Entering the employee's place of work.
    • Following the employee during the employee's work hours.
    • Making telephone calls to an employee during the employee's work hours
    • Sending correspondence to an employee by postal mail, interoffice mail, fax, or electronic mail.3

1 See "Petition of employer for injunction prohibiting violence or threats of violence against employee," available at the Indiana Courts website
2 IC § 34-26-6-8
3 IC § 34-26-6-1