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To view a quick summary of Interpersonal Violence Leave, please review the Employment Leaves Quick Reference - Interpersonal Violence and Public Health Emergency guide.
Interpersonal violence leave is a job-protected leave of up to 10 days in a period of 52 weeks for survivors of interpersonal or sexual violence to access supports or relocate to a new home. The 10 day leave can be taken as five employer paid days and five unpaid days. The leave can be broken down into days or hours as required. Only time spent away from work would be considered leave time.
Eligibility applies to an employee who is a victim of interpersonal or sexual violence or an employee who is a parent of a child who is a victim or an employee who is a caregiver of a victim of interpersonal or sexual violence and the employee requires time off work to:
Employees must have worked for an employer for a minimum of 13 weeks and will be required to provide evidence of the services being received if the employer requests it. This could be written confirmation from:
For more information refer to 12.4(4) of The Victims of Interpersonal Violence Act to learn more about the acts governing membership of those groups.
Employers are required to ensure personal information about employees accessing the leave is kept confidential.
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