Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Group Urges Job Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Group Urges Job Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence

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Saskatchewan group tackling domestic violence

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SASKATOON - A Saskatchewan group is urging employers to protect the jobs of victims of domestic violence.

The Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan -- otherwise known as PATHS -- is in the middle of a three-year project.

Co-ordinator Jo-Ann Dusel is suggesting that there should be job security for victims of intimate partner violence.

Dusel would like to see paid leave if it's needed and some onus on employers to respond if they know about a violent situation.

She is also calling for a law that would require employers to help workers with referrals and intervention.

The project is to submit a report to the provincial government with recommendations for occupational health and safety legislation. …

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