How do Applications come before the Tribunal?
An employer, employee, group of employees, or bargaining agent may file a complaint with the Pay Equity Office. A Review Officer will be assigned to investigate and attempt to settle the issue(s) in dispute. (link to Pay Equity Office site) You may file an Application for a hearing before the Tribunal if: 1. The Review Officer has notified the parties that she/he has not been able to effect a settlement and will not be issuing an order; or 2. A party objects to a Review Officer’s order or disagrees with the Review Officer’s refusal to consider the complaint; or 3. The Review Officer refers the matter to the Tribunal; or 4. A party alleges that a Review Officer’s order has not been followed or a settlement between the parties is not being implemented; or 5. A party seeks the consent of the Tribunal to prosecute for an offence under the Act.