Domestic Violence Action

One in three working Canadians have experienced domestic violence. Because of recent changes to provincial legislation, any Manitoban who is experiencing domestic violence now has the right to take paid leave from work and get help, without fear of losing their job. It’s the law.

Unfortunately, these changes have not been widely advertised, and many people experiencing domestic violence do not know about the options they have to take time off work. You can help spread the word, so workers know their rights, and victims can access the help they need.

A poster about these rights is available for download, to display at your workplace and union office:


You can also download a Fact Sheet with more information:



Please use the form below to send a message to Premier Brian Pallister: let him know that more should be done to let Manitoba workers know the options they have when it comes to taking time off work when they have been a victim of domestic violence.

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For more information, you can contact the Manitoba Employment Standards Branch: 

Phone: 204-945-3352
Toll free: 1-800-821-4307

E-mail: EmploymentStandards(-at-)gov.mb.ca
Web: www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/

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