The laws need to be updated

@ricki_911 (16077)
Toronto, Ontario
November 28, 2016 9:24am CST
So my friend called the labour board about 2 other employes making $15 an hour compared to her $12 an hour. She is the same position and does more work. Get this... If it was man to woman pay difference labour board would step in,but if its woman to woman its fine.
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@Happy2BeMe (61974)
• Canada
28 Nov
That is really sad. I have never seen anybody get much help from the Labour Board. They seem to protect the employer more then the employee.
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@ricki_911 (16077)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Nov
It seems to be just that sadly. I had issues with a workplace and wrongful dismissal years ago and they sided with the workplace who had several fines against them.
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@Happy2BeMe (61974)
• Canada
29 Nov
@ricki_911 I hear that happening all the time
@ricki_911 (16077)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Nov
@Happy2BeMe it does!! Most people walk away and find another job.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
28 Nov
That is a sad state of affairs. A shame the government does not take all cases seriously.
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@ricki_911 (16077)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Nov
I completely agree. Yet, if it was a male and eale they'd do something.
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@yukimori (8547)
• United States
28 Nov
If I were in her position I'd be tempted to step back and quit putting in the extra effort, then tell them "you get what you pay for" when they bring it up. You want me to work harder than the other two, I'd better be making at least $1-2 more an hour than they are.
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• United States
28 Nov
Yep - I'd just do the basics , why work harder if the other two aren't and are getting paid much more.
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@ricki_911 (16077)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Nov
Exactly! Yet here I am working the same as her and making 0.10 cents less than her an hour. Other girl same position as her is making $3 more an hour.
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• United States
28 Nov
@ricki_911 The other ladies aren't working hard...
• United States
28 Nov
Why does she work more? I'd slow down and it take it easy
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@ricki_911 (16077)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Nov
She is leaving this week. But I will then have to do most of the work.
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• United States
28 Nov
@ricki_911 Oh no.
@ricki_911 (16077)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Nov
@infatuatedbby the harassment has gotten to her.
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@topffer (29382)
• France
28 Nov
Equity for wages is an illusion. In my country, it is even difficult to know what your coworkers are making, as everyone is very reticent to tell what he/she is earning...
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@ricki_911 (16077)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Nov
Here its hard to know unless they tell you. But then what proof do you have. This girl called the Labour board and apparently if a man and woman same position different wages then they'd step in but woman to woman oran to man won't happen.
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@Mike197602 (13403)
• Worcester, England
28 Nov
In my job most just get minimum wage. Some get more but that's because they worked there before this new management company took over so they kept their old wage. Eventually we'll catch up as this company doesn't give wage increases but the minimum wage is supposed to go up each year.
@ricki_911 (16077)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Nov
Most companies those who work get shot on and those 2ho don't get it handed to them. I told her it doesn't really shock me in any way. I haven't gotten a raise in the 3 years I worked for them. The rest have been just over a year. They won't know what hit them when she leaves this Friday and I'm looking for a job to relate it.
@dodo19 (27119)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
28 Nov
It's really sad that this is the case. That's completely unfair.
@ricki_911 (16077)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Nov
I agree!! I was shocked with the Labour board.
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