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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 plaintiff and then appear before a judge 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, the judge may issue the injunction. 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 like an Injunction Against Harassment, except that it protects the employer, employees, people coming into the place of business, or employees who are working offsite. An Injunction Against Workplace Harassment, harassment means:

  • A single threat, or
  • Act of physical harm, or
  • Property damage, or
  • A series of acts over any period of time that would cause a reasonable person to be seriously alarmed or annoyed.

It is filed by an employer or the owner of a business or operation at. There is a fee to file an Injunction Against Workplace Harassment. Petitions may be completed either at the courthouse or on AZPOINT. Injunctions Against Workplace Harassment may then be filed in any Arizona court jurisdictionFind My Court.


•    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