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, Nova Scotia made amendments to its Labour Standards Code to provide protected employment leave for survivors of domestic violence. As of January 2019, these survivors can take three days of paid leave, up to 16 continuous weeks of domestic violence leave, and 10 continuous or intermittent days of protected leave. In addition, a free on-line training tool on domestic violence leave was developed for employers and employees.

Source of Information

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

For more information: News Release: Support for Families and Victims of Domestic Violence (2018)