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Timing, privacy issues raised over Ontario's proposed domestic violence leave bill

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 12:06 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Proposed legislation regarding leave for employees dealing with domestic or sexual violence may be the natural next step in workplace accommodation for the province of Ontario, but labour and employment lawyers note possible pitfalls for businesses if the legislation passes.

Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLPBill 157, Domestic and Sexual Violence Protection Act, 2017, would give employees the right to take up to 10 days as well as up to 15 weeks of unpaid leave per calendar year. This leave would be in addition to giving employees...