Paid Leave for Domestic and Sexual Violence Government of BC Survey - Deadline October 8th

Friday, September 6, 2019

The following short survey will help government to better understand the preferences of British Columbians on these important questions and decide whether any changes to the leave provisions should be made. 

To help you answer the following questions, it’s helpful to know that “domestic or sexual violence” is defined in the Employment Standards Act (the act that sets the rules for how employers and employees must treat each other) as including:

  • physical abuse by an intimate partner or by a family member, including forced confinement or denial of the necessities of life;
  • sexual abuse by any person;
  • attempts to commit physical abuse by an intimate partner or by a family member, or sexual abuse by any person; 
  • psychological or emotional abuse by an intimate partner or by a family member, including:
    • intimidation, harassment, coercion or threats, including threats respecting other persons, pets or property
    • unreasonable restrictions on, or prevention of, financial or personal autonomy 
    • stalking or following, and 
    • intentional damage to property.

This feedback form is open until October 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Link for survey: https://feedback.engage.gov.bc.ca/773477?lang=en