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Workplace Restraining Order Attorney in Los Angeles, CA, Helping Clients in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Orange County, and Throughout Southern California Respond to Employer-Obtained Protective Orders

To address issues like harassment, stalking, and threats in the workplace, California law allows for a special type of restraining order that only employers can file. If a workplace violence restraining order has been wrongfully filed against you, its far-reaching effects can impact your life in several ways.

The Law Offices of Christopher Chaney can help you understand the implications of having a work violence restraining order filed against you and your legal rights to fight this court order. For a free consultation, contact us today.

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Workplace Violence Restraining Orders in Los Angeles, CA

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Have you had a workplace violence restraining order filed against you in California? Learning that you’re facing this court order and the consequences it poses can be baffling. Our experienced restraining order attorneys can help you prepare for a hearing and present arguments as to why you shouldn’t be subjected to the restrictions of a restraining order.

Where in L.A. County Can Our Los Angeles Workplace Violence Lawyer Assist You?

Across Southern California, we assist clients with workplace violence restraining orders against them. The Law Offices of Christopher Chaney represent residents from the following cities and beyond:

  • Agoura Hills
  • Alhambra
  • Arcadia
  • Artesia
  • Avalon
  • Azusa
  • Baldwin Park
  • Bell
  • Bell Gardens
  • Bellflower
  • Beverly Hills
  • Bradbury
  • Burbank
  • Calabasas
  • Carson
  • Cerritos
  • Claremont
  • Commerce
  • Compton
  • Covina
  • Cudahy
  • Culver City
  • Diamond Bar
  • Downey
  • Duarte
  • El Monte
  • El Segundo
  • Gardena
  • Glendale
  • Glendora
  • Hawaiian Gardens
  • Hawthorne
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Hidden Hills
  • Huntington Park
  • Industry
  • Inglewood
  • Irwindale
  • La Cañada Flintridge
  • La Habra Heights
  • La Mirada
  • La Puente
  • La Verne
  • Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Lawndale
  • Lomita
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Lynwood
  • Malibu
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Maywood
  • Monrovia
  • Montebello
  • Monterey Park
  • Norwalk
  • Palmdale
  • Palos Verdes Estates
  • Paramount
  • Pasadena
  • Pico Rivera
  • Pomona
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Redondo Beach
  • Rolling Hills
  • Rolling Hills Estates
  • Rosemead
  • San Dimas
  • San Fernando
  • San Gabriel
  • San Marino
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Fe Springs
  • Santa Monica
  • Sierra Madre
  • Signal Hill
  • South El Monte
  • South Gate
  • South Pasadena
  • Temple City
  • Torrance
  • Vernon
  • Walnut
  • West Covina
  • West Hollywood
  • Westlake Village
  • Whittier

With our decades of experience representing clients in courtrooms across Southern California, we’ve got the knowledge you need to pursue a favorable outcome from a workplace violence restraining order court hearing.

What Is a Workplace Violence Restraining Order?

For employers, there are compelling legal reasons, as well as business reasons, to want to keep workplaces safe and free from harassment for their employees. A workplace violence restraining order is one way employers in California can accomplish this. If someone is threatening, harassing, stalking, or engaging in violence against a worker at their workplace, the employer can file this type of court order to protect their employees and employees’ family members from that person.

Not all workplace violence restraining orders carry the same consequences. In general, a court order to protect employees from workplace violence may encompass the following orders.

Stay-Away Orders

If the workplace violence restraining order includes a stay-away order, you will be required to maintain a minimum distance (as specified) from the protected employee and potentially their workplace, school, home, vehicle, or other specified sites. Violating the stay-away order, even if your presence at the site has nothing to do with the protected employee, could bring about serious penalties.

Personal Conduct Orders

The restrictions on personal conduct that a workplace violence restraining order may impose aren’t always limited to crimes like stalking, harassing, assaulting, and committing violence toward the protected employee. In some cases, you may be prohibited from contacting the employee through any means or even entering their workplace for any purpose.

Gun Surrender Orders

During the time a workplace violence restraining order is in place against you, you won’t be permitted to possess firearms or purchase any new guns. That means you may have to turn in, store, or sell to a licensed gun dealer any firearms you already own, not just while a temporary restraining order is in place but potentially for the years-long duration the restraining order is in effect.

Temporary Restraining Orders

In the process of filing a workplace violation restraining order, a hearing will be held in which you, as well as the employer seeking the protective order and their employees, get to present your case to the judge. So how can you be served a restraining order and be compelled to surrender your firearms when you haven’t had your chance to appear in court?

A petitioner (the employer requesting the workplace violence restraining order) can request that a judge grant a temporary restraining order against the respondent (the person against whom the restraining order is filed). This protective order lasts until the hearing, usually two to three weeks, but it can still impose the same restrictions as a more permanent restraining order.

Contact a Los Angeles Workplace Violence Restraining Order Lawyer at the Law Offices of Christopher Chaney for a Free Consultation

It can be frustrating to face a restraining order that you believe has been wrongfully filed against you. You’re now subject to limitations, gun confiscation, the risk of harsh penalties if you unintentionally violate the order, and the hassle of appearing in court. If the hearing doesn’t go your way, these restrictions could affect you for far longer.

Attempting to handle this complicated matter on your own will only add to the stress you’re already under. Hiring legal counsel can relieve this pressure and put your case in the hands of a professional who can present a strong, carefully crafted argument on your behalf.

For help from a workplace restraining order attorney in Los Angeles, CA, contact the Law Offices of Christopher Chaney online or call (310) 209-3999 today.

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