Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Domestic and Sexual Violence Leave

Domestic and sexual violence is a significant societal issue affecting many women, children, and men from every background, regardless of social, educational, or financial status. Studies indicate that one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence. Also, it is becoming more frequent for men, with one in six reporting being victims of this type of abuse. Children who witness or are victims of domestic violence are at serious risk of long-term physical and/or mental health problems, and may be at greater risk of being violent in their future relationships.

Teachers who are dealing with domestic or sexual violence may access the Domestic and Sexual Violence Leave provisions of the Employment Standards Act.

Learn more about the new Domestic and Sexual Violence leave provisions of the Employment Standards Act, in the Association’s the pamphlet A Guide to Domestic or Sexual violence Leave Provisions Under the Employment Standards Act or visit the Government of Ontario website.