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Types Of Applications

  • Revised: July 12, 2013
  • Content last reviewed: December 2013

The following list sets out the types of matters that are commonly investigated by the Pay Equity Office:

  • pay equity was not implemented in the workplace
  • pay equity was not done in the workplace as set out in the Pay Equity Act
  • pay equity is not being maintained in the workplace
  • *there are objections to the posted pay equity plan or amended pay equity plan
  • *the pay equity plan or amended pay equity plan affecting the employee's job does not comply with the Pay Equity Act
  • *the pay equity plan or amended pay equity plan is not being carried out according to its terms
  • *that changes in the workplace are such that the pay equity plan or amended pay equity plan is no longer appropriate for the bargaining unit or for the workplace
  • that the employee has been fired, coerced, penalized or harassed because of pay equity
  • that there has been a contravention of the Pay Equity Act or of an order made by the Pay Equity Office or Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal

These grounds are only applicable where the employee is/was employed by public sector organization that was in existence in 1987 or 1993 OR is/was employed by a private sector organization that have 100 or more employees as of 1987. There are time limits set out in the law for the filing of objections to a pay equity plan or an amended pay equity plan.