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Legal Information: Indiana

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
October 8, 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, which 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; and
    • sending correspondence to an employee by postal mail, interoffice mail, fax, or electronic mail.2

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; 34-26-6-1