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Legal Information: Nevada

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 13, 2019

How much does it cost to get an order for protection against harassment in the workplace?

There is a non-refundable filing fee for an order for protection against harassment in the workplace. The amount of the filing fee may be different in each court, so check with your local courthouse. (To find the contact information for the courthouse, go to NV Courthouse Locations.)

Also, when filing for a temporary order for protection against harassment in the workplace, the employer must give a security (money) to the court, in an amount determined by the court that is large enough to pay for costs and damages that the harasser might suffer, if the harasser is found “innocent.”1 The employer might get this bond money back, however, if after the court hearings, the judge does not issue a protection order or when the protection order expires on its own. The employer would file legal papers called a “Motion for Refund of Remaining Security.”2 Also, at the end of the court hearing, the judge can make the losing party pay the attorney’s fees of the winning party.3

1 N.R.S. § 33.270(2)
2 See for example, Clark County’s Motion for Refund of Remaining Security
3 N.R.S. § 33.270(10)

What are the steps to get an order for protection against harassment in the workplace?

The steps for getting an order for protection against harassment in the workplace will be similar to the steps for getting an order for protection against domestic violence but you will need to fill out different forms.

Check our NV Download Court Forms page to see if the forms are available online.  Otherwise, you can get the forms at the courthouse when you go to file.

Do I need an attorney to get an order for protection against harassment in the workplace?

No, you do not need an attorney to file for an order of protection, but it is often better to have one.  The court also encourages you to have a lawyer for this kind of order because orders for protection against harassment in the workplace can be complex.  To find a lawyer in your area, please visit our NV Finding a Lawyer page.