2.1: IQA Members’ Employer
The employer of an IQA Member shall provide time away from their work in order to attend IQA Sessions (or care for children under six years old or disabled while the spouse who normally performs this function must attend the IQA). The employer (or an employer of the spouse of a Member if they have children under six years old and not in primary school, or disabled) shall continue their employment benefits during their term on the IQA. In computing benefits, time spent on IQA business shall be regular working time. The employee must return to work for any reasonable time the IQA releases them. Employers shall take no adverse employment action against employees due to service as an IQA Member. If their job function changes by mutual consent to accommodate IQA duty, the Employer shall reinstate the original job function and remuneration at the end of their term as an IQA Member.
Explanation of IQA Members’ Employer
The objective is to minimize a Member’s personal disruption caused by IQA attendance.