Human rights legislation in all jurisdictions in Canada incorporates a prohibition against pay inequity in the performance of equal or substantially similar work or in the performance of work of equal value. These prohibitions are enforced through a complaint mechanism. In addition to the general prohibition, some jurisdictions have mandated pay equity in the public sector through positive action designed to correct systemic wage discrimination in predominantly female job classes.
Fasken Martineau’s labour and employment lawyers will guide you through the many issues that can arise in determining whether pay equity exists in a given establishment. When needed, we can deliver a comprehensive plan to achieve and maintain pay equity.
- Drafting and negotiation of pay equity plans and policies
- Comprehensive advice regarding pay equity compliance, reports and audits