Pay equity work complaint
Workers employed by a company or who have left a company may file a complaint with the CNESST because pay equity work was not done or was done incorrectly. Certified associations, such as unions, also have this right.
Reasons and deadlines for filing a complaint
A complaint may be filed for any of the following reasons:
|Who may file a complaint||Reason||Deadline||What you have to do|
|Worker and union||The employer did not fulfil their obligation to do pay equity work||Any time after the employer's time limit for doing the work has expired||Fill out the Pay Equity Work Complaint form|
|Worker and union||The employer did not do their pay equity work correctly. This does not apply if the work was done by a pay equity committee whose composition complies with the Act||To find out the deadlines for this type of complaint, go to the Exercise (in French only) or Maintenance (in French only) pages.||Fill out the Pay Equity Work Complaint form|
|Worker||The employer did not pay the worker all the wage adjustments they were due||3 years from the date on which the employer should have paid the adjustments||Fill out the Pay Equity Work Complaint form|
We encourage you to contact the staff at our Client Relations Centre. They will tell you whether your situation does in fact fall under the Loi sur l’équité salariale and, if necessary, help you write your complaint.
How to file a complaint
If you wish to be represented
You may mandate a company, a firm or another person to represent you during the complaint process.
If you are a union member, you may also mandate your union to represent you. In this case, you must provide the name and contact information of a respondent on the complaint form.
We provide a template for a mandate of representation. You do not have to use it. If you do not use it, you must provide us with the name and contact information of the person appointed to represent you in writing. Check with the person if they accept the mandate you wish to give them.