When will an employee be found to have abandoned their employment? In the recent decision of Hettrick v Triple F Paving, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dealt with this oft-asked question.
leave of absence
Several provinces have created or are beginning to add a statutory domestic violence leave of absence to their employment standards legislation, including Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In Newfoundland and Labrador Bill 32 amends the Labour Standards Act to establish such a leave.
It is understood that domestic violence has been known to effect employees at work in a number of ways; a recent study shows that the problem is widespread.