What types of workplace violence restraining orders are there? How long do they last?
There are two types of workplace violence restraining orders:
- an ex parte or temporary restraining order (TRO) issued without a hearing that lasts a maximum of 15 days, and
- an injunction (an order issued after a hearing) that lasts up to 3 years.
To get a temporary ex parte order, the employer has to allege in the petition and prove that serious harm has been suffered by the employee or will be suffered by the employee due to the abuser.1
1 IC § 34-26-6-7 (2)