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WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY - Employee rights - Jurisdiction - Procedure - Settlements

Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 8:35 AM  

Appeal by Wieler from a decision by the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (Board). The appellant's employment was terminated by the respondent, the Saskatoon Convalescent Home. The termination involved a settlement whereby the appellant received severance pay in exchange for a general release of claims. The appellant executed the release with the receipt of independent legal advice. One month later, she filed a complaint alleging the termination was discriminatory under the former Occupational Health and Safety Act, now the Saskatchewan Employment Act. An occupational health and safety...