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State Law Guide: Workplace Restraining Orders

Published Date
June, 2013
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This guide covers state laws and legislative proposals affecting an employer's ability to seek restraining orders for employees in situations involving domestic violence.

"Several states have proposed or enacted laws allowing employers to apply for restraining orders to prevent violence, harassment, or stalking of their employees. The laws vary in significant ways, such as whether the employer may seek a restraining order or injunction on behalf of itself rather than on behalf of the employee, and whether an employee who is the target of violence must be consulted prior to the employer’s seeking a restraining order."