Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Daily case numbers and information for businesses and workers.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

Renseignements en français

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A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

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Absence from Work Due to Illness or Injury

The Saskatchewan Employment Act provides job protection to employees who are absent from work due to illness or injury or are absent due to the illness or injury of a family member if certain conditions are met.

Employers can not take discriminatory action against employees with at least 13 weeks of employment with an employer because of absence due to an illness or injury of the employee. The required 13 week period of employment is waived for employees who are taking Public Health Emergency Leave.

The absence cannot exceed:

  • A total of 12 days in a calendar year if the illness or injury is not serious;
  • 12 weeks in a period of 52 weeks if the illness or injury is serious; or
  • 26 weeks in a period of 52 weeks the employee is receiving benefits under The Workers' Compensation Act.

The Saskatchewan Employment Act does not require employers to pay employees who are away sick; however, employers and employees may agree to paid sick leave.

Please see Leaves: Family, Medical and Service for more information about the job-protected leaves in Saskatchewan.

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