32. (0.1) In this section,
“representative” means, in respect of a proceeding under this Act, a person authorized under the Law Society Act to represent a person or persons in that proceeding. 2006, c. 21, Sched. C, s. 127 (1).
Parties to proceedings
(1) Where a hearing is held before the Hearings Tribunal or where a review officer investigates for the purposes of effecting a settlement of an objection or complaint, the parties to the proceeding are,
(a) the employer;
(b) the objector or complainant;
(c) the bargaining agent (if the pay equity plan relates to a bargaining unit) or the employees to whom the plan relates (if the plan does not relate to a bargaining unit); and
(d) any other persons entitled by law to be parties. S.O. 1990, c. P.7, s. 32 (1); 1993, c. 4, s. 19 (1).
(1.1) The Hearings Tribunal or a review officer may require an employer to post a notice relating to this Act in a workplace. 1993, c. 4, s. 19 (2).
(2) Where the Hearings Tribunal or a review officer requires that a notice be given by the employer to employees, the employer shall post the notice in the workplace and such notice shall be deemed to have been sufficiently given to all employees in the workplace when it is so posted. R.S.O. 1990, c. P.7, s. 32 (2).
(2.1) If the Hearings Tribunal is satisfied that a notice required to be posted under subsection (1.1) has not been posted, the Tribunal may order a review officer to enter the workplace and post the notice. 1993, c. 4, s. 19 (2).
(3) An employee or a group of employees may appoint a representative to represent the employee or group of employees before the Hearings Tribunal or before a review officer. 2006, c. 21, Sched. C, s. 127 (2).
(4) Where an employee or group of employees advises the Hearings Tribunal or the Pay Equity Office in writing that the employee or group of employees wishes to remain anonymous, the representative of the employee or group of employees shall be the party to the proceeding before the Hearings Tribunal or review officer and not the employee or group of employees. R.S.O. 1990, c. P.7, s. 32 (4); 1993, c. 4, s. 19 (3); 2006, c. 21, Sched. C, s. 127 (3).
- Where subsection (4) applies, the representative, in the representative’s name,
may take all actions that an employee may take under this Act including the filing of objections under Part II and the filing of complaints under Part IV. R.S.O. 1990, c. P.7,
- 32 (5); 2006, c. 21, Sched. C, s. 127 (4).