Applicants can file a complaint about a contravention of the Act, regulations or order of the Commission. Some examples of violations include:
- Pay equity was not implemented or achieved for female job classes in the establishment [7. (1)].
- Pay equity has not been maintained in the establishment [7. (1)].
- Compensation to a male job class was reduced to achieve pay equity [9. (1)].
- An employee has been fired, coerced, penalized, or harassed because of pay
equity [9. (2)].
Concerning pay equity plans, complaints can be made because:
- A pay equity plan was not prepared or posted by a Part II employer [13, 21.18, 21.4].
- The posted pay equity plan does not meet the minimum standards set out in Part I of the Act.
- A union and employer fail to agree to a pay equity plan or fail to agree to amendments to a plan required because of changed circumstances or sale of business [14. (6)].
- A non-unionized employee objects to a posted pay equity plan or amendments within the objection period [16. (4)].
- There have been changes in the workplace such that the pay equity plan is no longer appropriate for the female job class to which the employee or group of employees belongs [22. (2) (b)].
- The plan is not being implemented according to its terms [22. (2) (a)].