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Bill 177 progressive for victims of domestic abuse, but could cause logistical issues for employers

Monday, February 06, 2017 @ 4:03 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Ontario’s Bill 177 may be progressive for employees facing domestic abuse, but it could pose logistical hurdles for business owners.

The Bill’s short title describes the Act’s purpose very well. Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act, 2016 hopes to amend the Employment Standards Act by allowing employees up to 10 days of paid leave if they, or their child, are experiencing domestic abuse. This leave would allow people facing difficult situations at home time to seek help from a victim service organization,...