New leave for employees
A new leave will start November 1 to allow employees to take time off work to access services to deal with issues related to domestic violence, intimate partner violence and sexual violence.
The leave will provide employees three days of paid leave and an additional seven days of unpaid leave that can be taken intermittently or in one continuous period. To access the leave, the employee must be employed for a continuous period of three months or more.
“No one should have to choose between a paycheck and their safety. If domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence occurs, this leave will allow employees to get the help they need without worrying if they can take time off work.”
- Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Matthew MacKay
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture