Saskatchewan Employment Act updates address sexual harassment issues and unionized supervisory employeesNovember 23, 2021
The Government of Saskatchewan has introduced amendments to The Saskatchewan Employment Act that specifically addresses sexual harassment issues, including those involving independent contractors, students, and volunteers.
Additionally, amendments remove the requirement for the Labour Relations Board to exclude supervisory employees from the same bargaining unit as those they supervise, unless the employer and union have entered into an irrevocable election. Instead, the Board will be given authority to determine the appropriate bargaining unit, which may include a unit comprised only of supervisors.
If passed, the Act also provides protection for public and private sector employers that comply with the new COVID-19 vaccination regulations.
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