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A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

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Pay Discrimination

Employers cannot discriminate against their employees by paying them differently for performing similar work based solely on the employee's sex, or on the basis of any of the prohibited grounds as defined in The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. This is called pay discrimination.

Similar work means:

  • Work that is performed for the employer in the same workplace;
  • The work takes place under similar working conditions; and
  • The performance of the work requires similar skill, effort and responsibility.
If an employer is at fault for pay discrimination, they are not allowed to reduce wages to comply with employment standards. Instead, wages must increase.  

Acceptable grounds for paying employees differently

Employers can pay their employees differently if the difference is based on: 

  • The employee's seniority; or
  • A merit system.

Employers often hire both men and women to perform similar work in the same workplace. Employers should ensure that wages paid to employees are based on objective criteria such as an employee’s seniority, performance, skill requirements, and responsibility levels.

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