FAQ - Domestic Violence and Harassment

What is an injunction against harassment?

An Injunction Against Harassment (IAH) is a court order that is issued to prevent one person from harassing another person. For purposes of an IAH, “harassment” means either a series of annoying, alarming, or harassing acts or one or more acts of sexual violence as defined in A.R.S. § 23-371. The plaintiff must file a petition, explaining specifically how the defendant has harassed the plaintiff or committed an act of sexual violence against the person and then appear before a judicial officer to explain the reason for the request. If the judge determines that a series of acts of harassment or an act of sexual violence has been committed by the defendant against the plaintiff over a period of time, the judge can issue the order. The injunction is not in effect until it is served on the defendant. Once served, the defendant has a right to a hearing.

What is an injunction against workplace harassment?

It is an injunction filed by an employer or the owner of a business or operation. It is similar to an injunction against harassment, except that it protects the employer, employees, people coming into the place of business, or employees who are performing official work duties elsewhere. For purposes of an injunction against workplace harassment, harassment means a single threat or act of physical harm or damage or a series of acts over any period of time that would cause a reasonable person to be seriously alarmed or annoyed.

Resources:
•    Criminal harassment A.R.S. § 13-2921
•    Injunction against harassment A.R.S. § 12-1809
•    Injunction against harassment Forms
•    Injunction against workplace harassment A.R.S. § 12-1810
•    Injunction against workplace harassment Forms

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