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Remedies

Understanding the remedies that are possible can help you make an informed choice about making a complaint to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.

Resolution by Agreement

If you make a complaint there a number of opportunities for you and the other party to resolve the complaint with or without help from a mediator. To resolve a human rights complaint your employer could agree to:

Provide or have the harasser provide a letter of apology.

  • Provide education about human rights laws and workplace sexual harassment to your workplace.
  • Reinstate you if you have been let go.
  • Compensate you for wages you lost because you were wrongfully let go.
  • Make a payment to you for damage to your dignity, feelings or self-respect as a result of the discrimination.
  • Provide you with a Letter of Reference if you are seeking employment elsewhere.

An agreement to resolve the issue can be made any time up until a court order is made in the case.

Court Cases

If a complaint to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission is not resolved, the Chief Commissioner can refer the case the Court of King's Bench. If they find your human rights have been violated, the court can order any person to…

  • rectify any injuries you incurred because of the discrimination
  • compensate you for any injuries you incurred because of the discrimination

Orders the court can make include things like ordering:

  • Any person to comply with the Code.
  • That a program be put in place to prevent this kind of discrimination from happening in the future.
  • That you be reinstated.
  • That you be compensated for any wages or benefits you lost because of the discrimination.
  • That you be reimbursed for any expenses you incurred because you were discriminated against.
  • The person responsible for the discrimination to pay you up to $20,000 for injury to your dignity, feelings or self-respect that occurred because of the discrimination.

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