Country Canada
Year 2018
Type of Measure Other relevant laws > Employment/Labor law
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

In 2018, Family Violence Leave was aincluded in the Labour Standards Act of Newfoundland and Labrador to provide up to three days of paid leave and seven days of unpaid leave for individuals experiencing family violence. The leave is available to any individual who has been employed for a continuous 30 day period with the same employer. This means women and others fleeing situations of domestic violence will not have to suffer loss of pay or employment due to violence.

Source of Information

Canada's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.23-24