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Workplace Violence

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If you are in danger now or fear for your safety, please call “911.”

For more information about domestic violence, please call The National Domestic Violence Hotline ( at (800) 799-7233 TDD – (800) 787-3224.

The purpose of this section is to give you a broad outline of the legal actions available to you if you or your children are in danger or victims of domestic violence. We cannot provide counseling or psychological support.  We suggest you contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline ( for information on resources and shelters available in your area.

Workplace Restraining Order

In some states, an employee who is the victim of violence or threats of violence in the workplace may be eligible for protective orders. If a workplace violence restraining order is an available option in your state, you should know that in some cases the restraining order must be filed by the employer on behalf of the employee.  Additionally, the duration of the restraining order may last a few months to several years, depending on your state’s laws and regulations.

If you do not qualify for a Workplace Violence restraining order, you may still qualify for a domestic violence restraining order, a civil harassment restraining order, or a workplace violence restraining order.