Does a temporary restraining order show up on a school background check? I’m a teacher going to a new school?
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Good question. I don't think so. First, because a Temporary Restraining Order can be obtained without even notifying the other person, and they often expire within just ten days or so. Second, it isn't always related to criminal activity, which is what the background check usually looks for.
If it does show up, you should have an opportunity to explain it. If it was from a vengeful ex-spouse, a new employer should understand and accept your explanation.
Be aware that this response does not create an attorney/client relationship. I live and work in Massachusetts and may or may not know the local laws where you live. I hope people find my responses not only helpful but somewhat entertaining as well. If you rely on this as legal advice, remember the old saying, "You get what you pay for."