The Pay Equity Commission often receives calls about workplace situations that are not pay equity. For example:
- equal pay for equal work - under the Employment Standards Act, men and women receive equal pay when doing the same job or substantially the same job, such as two cooks, or two machine operators on the same line;
- employment standards - this legislation deals with situations such as minimum wage, hours of work, severance pay and pregnancy leave;
- human rights - this legislation deals with discrimination because of age, sex, race or any other ground covered by the Act, (this law also addresses pay equity for employees of the federal government as well as employees who work for federally regulated industries);
- employment insurance - this is a program that provides assistance to workers such as those who lose their jobs or are on unpaid leave.