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Supporting workplace domestic and sexual violence policy and supports

October 20, 2016

We are happy to support Bill 26 (formerly known as Bill 177), The Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave and Training Accommodation Act.

Bill 26 recognizes the critical intersections between domestic violence and the workplace and introduces workplace provisions, including up to 10 days of paid leave for survivors to take paid time away from work to receive important support and services, such as legal support or counselling, without risk of losing their employment. 

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