People who experience interpersonal violence in Saskatchewan will soon be able to take 10 unpaid days off to access services or to relocate.
The legislation was introduced by the Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Don Morgan, after consultations with stakeholders over the last year.
To be eligible, employees must have worked for an employer for at least 13 weeks, and are required to provide evidence of the services being received in order to qualify for the leave.
The legislation would also require employers to keep personal information confidential.
In addition the Ministry of Justice is looking into the possible implementation of a targeted interpersonal violence disclosure process with police and community organizations.