Domestic violence can impact employees’ ability to find and maintain work. It can impact employees’ productivity and safety at work. However, there is workplace legislation in place across Canada to support employees’ safety and employment.

This quick guide provides information for employees on their rights in the workplace, who they can speak to if they need help and services and supports in place.


Domestic violence is the fastest growing type of workplace violence in Canada. Domestic violence impacts employees’ ability to maintain employment and be productive at work. Domestic violence also frequently spills over into the workplace, making it unsafe for both the employee at risk and their co-workers. Employers are required to take every reasonable precaution to protect the safety of their employees.

This quick guide for employers provides information on what employers in Ontario are required to do and highlights best practices for preventing and responding to domestic violence in the workplace.


Economic abuse can be any form of financial control, abuse, mistreatment, and neglect. Senior immigrant women can have unique experiences of economic abuse because of intersecting identities of gender, age and immigration experience. Each of these have been known to impact experiences of gender-based violence and help seeking.

This leaflet provides information for senior immigrant women on identifying and seeking help for economic abuse. The leaflet is available in Amharic, Arabic, English, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Traditional Chinese and Urdu.