restraining order

  

Definition

Type of injunction by which a court prohibits an individual from harassing, threatening, or even approaching, accosting, or contacting a specific individual.

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  • If an employee of a company is being harassed by a fellow co-worker, they have the right to obtain a restraining order against that person, and the company has an obligation to aid in compliance with said order.

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  • I had a restraining order placed on me by the girl because she thought I was a stalker, when in reality, I just liked her.

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  • The restraining order did not seem to keep the husband away as he continued to drive by the home regularly.

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