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(820 ILCS 275/10)
As used in this Act:
"Credible threat of violence" means a statement or course of conduct that causes a reasonable person to fear for the person's safety at his or her workplace or for the safety of others at his or her workplace.
(1) a person employed or permitted to work or perform
a service for remuneration;
(2) a member of a board of directors of any
(3) an elected or appointed public officer; and
(4) a volunteer, independent contractor, agency
worker, or any other person who performs services for an employer at the employer's place of work.
"Employer" means an individual, partnership, association, limited liability company, corporation, business trust, the State, a governmental agency, or a political subdivision that has at least 15 employees during any work week.
"Petitioner" means any employer who commences a proceeding for a workplace protection restraining order.
"Respondent" means a person against whom a workplace protection restraining order proceeding has been commenced.
"Workplace" or "place of work" means any property that is owned or leased by the employer and at which the official business of the petitioner is conducted.
"Unlawful violence" means any act of violence, harassment, or stalking as defined by the Criminal Code of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 98-430, eff. 1-1-14; 98-766, eff. 7-16-14.)