Recent changes to employment standards provide job-protected, unpaid leave for people who need time away from work after facing domestic or sexual violence. Before, people escaping, recovering or rebuilding their lives had no ability to take time from their jobs to find the solutions needed to make life safer for themselves and their families unless their employer agreed to the leave.

In Canada, in addition to providing unpaid job-protected leave, most provinces and the federal government require employers to provide paid leave for victims of domestic or sexual violence ranging from 2-5 days.

We’re looking for your thoughts on how future changes could impact you as an employer, an employee, or as a family member and friend.

Feedback will help inform future improvements to the Employment Standards Act.  A “What We Heard” Report will be posted publicly later in the fall 2019 that summarizes the general themes and results of your feedback.

This engagement is open until October 8, 2019 at 4 pm.