Province plans to extend work leave for victims of sexual violence, stalking or their guardians

Status of Women Minister Cathy Cox introduced a bill in the legislature Monday that would amend employment code standards to allow anyone who suffered from interpersonal violence to take workplace leaves of absence. JESSICA BOTELHO-URBANSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

The Progressive Conservative government has introduced legislation that would extend employment leave provisions to victims of sexual violence and stalking.

The amendments to The Employment Standards Code would characterize domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking as “interpersonal violence.”