335. Every employer shall ensure that every employee who is qualified to vote has at least four consecutive hours free to vote while the polling stations are open, not counting the time normally allowed for meals.
If an employee does not have such a period outside working hours, the employer shall grant the employee, at the time of day determined by the employer, the leave of absence required so that the employee may have four consecutive hours to vote.
No deduction of wages or penalty may be imposed on the employee by the employer by reason of the leave of absence.
Section 123 of the Act respecting labour standards (chapter N-1.1) applies to an employee who believes that he has been wronged as a result of a contravention of this section.
1989, c. 1, s. 335; 1995, c. 23, s. 31; 1999, c. 15, s. 16.