West Coast LEAF provided submissions as part of a public consultation process on modernizing the Employment Standards Act. We explained how gender-based discrimination results in particular difficulties in the labour force for women and gender and sexual minorities, and we called for legal protections to help ensure that people of all genders can participate in the labour market and benefit from the statutory minimum standards.

Our submissions applied a substantive gender equality lens to issues including family responsibilities, violence, mechanisms of enforcement, and protections for vulnerable workers.

Read our submissions.