Reduction of compensation prohibited
(9) (1) An employer shall not reduce the compensation payable to any employee or reduce the rate of compensation for any position in order to achieve pay equity.
(2) No employer, employee or bargaining agent and no one acting on behalf of an employer, employee or bargaining agent shall intimidate, coerce or penalize, or discriminate against, a person,
(a) because the person may participate, or is participating, in a proceeding under this Act;
(b) because the person has made, or may make, a disclosure required in a proceeding under this Act;
(c) because the person is exercising, or may exercise, any right under this Act; or
(d) because the person has acted or may act in compliance with this Act, the regulations or an order made under this Act or has sought or may seek the enforcement of this Act, the regulations or an order made under this Act.
(3) Where, to achieve pay equity, it is necessary to increase the rate of compensation for a job class, all positions in the job class shall receive the same adjustment in dollar terms. R.S.O. 1990, c. P.7, s. 9.