Paid Leave for Domestic or Sexual Violence

What was this engagement about?

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 asked for your thoughts on how future changes could impact you as an employer, an employee, or as a family member and friend.
For more information, visit the engagement website .

How will my contribution make a difference?

Feedback received throughout the engagement is now being reviewed and will help inform future improvements to the Employment Standards Act.

Details of the Engagement:

Date: August 30, 2019 – October 8, 2019

Status: Closed

Location: Province wide

Category: Health and Safety

Types: Online, Email, Mail


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