The Union and the Employer are committed to a respectful workplace, free of harassment.
Harassment is defined consistent with Section 3-1(1)(l) of The Saskatchewan Employment Act.
An employee who believes he or she has been harassed shall have access to the Employer's respectful workplace/discrimination and harassment policy and the grievance procedure. The following protocol shall apply:
- The employee making a complaint may choose to register it under the Employer's policy and/or via the grievance procedure. However, the policy process will proceed first.
- In the event the policy process does not address the complaint to the employee's satisfaction, the grievance will be heard at Stage 2 with no issue of timeliness under Article 14.7 provided it was filed pursuant to Article 14.6.1.
- An employee making such complaint shall have the right to have a Union Representative present at any related meeting with the Employer.
- The Employer, the employee making such complaint and the Union agree that they will protect the confidentiality of all persons involved to the greatest extent possible in the circumstances.