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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
November 27, 2023

Can an injunction be renewed?

Within the three months before the injunction is set to expire, you may apply to renew it by filing a new petition for an injunction following the same rules as your initial petition.1

1 TN ST § 20-14-105

If I file a petition seeking an injunction under this law, does that affect what other options I may have to address any workplace issues?

Regardless of whether you file a petition under the Tennessee Workplace Violence Act, it does not affect your ability to take any other actions against the respondent or against your employer. For example, you can still report the abuse to the police even if you file for this injunction.

In addition, your employer is required to provide you with a safe workplace under local, state, and federal laws.1 If you feel that your employer is failing to do so, you may want to talk to a lawyer to see if there are other options available to you.

1 TN ST § 20-14-108