Workers, employers and Occupational Health & Safety Committees or Representatives can all ask Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) to become involved in a harassment complaint.
OHS can provide advice about employers’ obligations under occupational health and safety laws, assist with an investigation, help the parties resolve the complaint through mediation, perform their own inspection and impose penalties.
The functions of OHS are performed by Occupational Health Officers. They are employees of the Government of Saskatchewan. They are independent of your workplace and will not favour either you or the alleged harasser.
Occupational Health & Safety can help workers who are experiencing sexual harassment on the job or who have had action taken against them by their employer, or others, because they made a harassment complaint.
Occupational Health & Safety can inspect workplaces and interview people in the workplace to ensure that occupational health and safety laws are being followed.
Occupational Health Officers can take action if occupational health and safety laws requirements are not being met.
Employer and others who do not comply with occupational health and safety laws can face penalties.
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