Legal Information: Tennessee

Restraining Orders

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December 6, 2022

Who can file for an order? And against whom can a petition be filed?

You or your employer can file for a temporary restraining order (TRO) and/or a long-term injunction against:

  1. the individual who carried out the unlawful violence or credible threat of violence against you; or
  2. the organization that this individual is a part of.1

If issued, the TRO and the injunction will prohibit any future violence or threats, both at your workplace and while you are doing your job somewhere outside of your workplace.2

1 TN ST § 20-14-102
2 TN ST § 20-14-105

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