— 2009, c. 2, s. 395
395 Unless the context otherwise requires, words and expressions used in sections 396 and 397 have the same meaning as in the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act.
— 2009, c. 2, s. 396, as amended by 2018, c. 27, ss. 431(1) to (3)
Complaints before Canadian Human Rights Commission
396 (1) The following complaints with respect to employees that are before the Canadian Human Rights Commission on the day on which this Act receives royal assent, or that are filed with that Commission during the period beginning on that day and ending on the day on which subsection 425 (1) of the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 comes into force, shall, despite section 44 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, without delay, be referred by the Commission to the Board:
Application of this section
(2) The complaints referred to in subsection (1) shall be dealt with by the Board as required by this section.
Powers of Board
(3) The Board has, in relation to a complaint referred to it, in addition to the powers conferred on it under the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, the power to interpret and apply sections 7, 10 and 11 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, and the Equal Wages Guidelines, 1986, in respect of employees, even after the coming into force of subsection 425 (1) of the Budget Implementation Act 2018, No. 2.
(4) The Board shall review the complaint in a summary way and shall refer it to the employer that is the subject of the complaint, or to the employer that is the subject of the complaint and the bargaining agent of the employees who filed the complaint, as the Board considers appropriate, unless it appears to the Board that the complaint is trivial, frivolous or vexatious or was made in bad faith.
Power to assist
(5) If the Board refers a complaint under subsection (4) to an employer, or to an employer and a bargaining agent, it may assist them in resolving any matters relating to the complaint by any means that it considers appropriate.
(6) If the employer, or the employer and the bargaining agent, as the case may be, do not resolve the matters relating to the complaint within 180 days after the complaint is referred to them, or any longer period or periods that may be authorized by the Board, the Board shall schedule a hearing.
(7) The Board shall determine its own procedure but shall give full opportunity to the employer, or the employer and the bargaining agent, as the case may be, to present evidence and make submissions to it.
(8) The Board shall make a decision in writing in respect of the complaint and send a copy of its decision with the reasons for it to the employer, or the employer and the bargaining agent, as the case may be.
(9) The Board has, in relation to complaints referred to in this section, the power to make any order that a member or panel may make under section 53 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, except that no monetary remedy may be granted by the Board in respect of the complaint other than a lump sum payment, and the payment may be only in respect of a period that ends on or before the day on which subsection 425 (1) of the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 comes into force.
— 2009, c. 2, s. 398
— 2013, c. 40, s. 445
Continuation of proceedings
445 Every proceeding commenced under the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act before the day on which subsection 366(1) of this Act comes into force is to be taken up and continued under and in conformity with that Act, as it is amended by this Division.
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