WHAT THE BUSINESS OWNER/MANAGER MUST KNOW ABOUT THE EXPANDED CIVIL PROTECTION ORDERS LAWS – PART TWO

Civil Protection Orders employers and employees

OKAY HATED LAWYER, why do I care about this Civil Protection stuff for my employee?

As an employer, you want to know what criminal allegations are being thrown at your employee.  Although the statute[s] may say “civil,” the involved statutes are also in the criminal code.

You will want to know whether you can make adverse decisions about your employee without running afoul of discrimination laws.

You will want to know when and for how long your employee will not be able to report to work.  IF the accuser is another employee, you will have an even bigger problem as they will NOT be able to be around each other (1,500 feet in many instances, to be exact).

You will need to realize that your employee may never be able to possess a firearm because of federal law; just from a state court order! 

For those constitutionally minded employers, you may be asking, “Is all this stuff constitutional?”  The short answer is that the legislature and the trial courts do not care.  Citizens need judicial “protection.”   The long answer is far more involved than all my blog posts combined.

Are the “civil” protection statutes subject to abuse by cunning liars?  Well, we know the answer to that.  When will this process stop?  Will there be other  expansions to these “civil” protection laws?  We do not know the answer, but time will tell.

THE BOTTOM LINE?

These “civil” protection orders create a conundrum (big word for dilemma or challenge) for everyone involved. As a business owner or manager, you will want to understand many of the nuances and consequences from these orders so that you can lawfully deal with the upheaval your employee is enduring.

Oh yeah, should these civil protection orders be filed against one of your employees, you will  want to consult with your HATED LAWYER!

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