On the Radar: Personal emergency leave for workers in Ontario

Posted
July 3, 2018

Many workers don't know about their right to take personal emergency leave. And people may think that they don't have this right because they work part-time or are new at their job.

This month's On the Radar is about personal emergency leave, who gets it, and how it can be used.

Workers who are covered

Workers who are covered by the Employment Standards Act (ESA) may have a right to personal emergency leave.

The ESA sets minimum standards for most workers in Ontario. But not all jobs are covered by the ESA. And, for some jobs, only parts of the ESA apply.

Workers can use the Ministry of Labour's online guide called Industries and Jobs with Exemptions or Special Rulesto find out:

  • if a job is covered by the ESA
  • which ESA rules apply

Read more: On the Radar: Personal emergency leave for workers in Ontario