The Tribunal consists of a Chair, one or more Vice-Chairs, and equal
numbers of members representative of employers and employees. All
of these positions are filled through appointments made by the Lieutenant
Governor in Council.
The Tribunal hears its cases in
tripartite panels. Each panel consists of a panel chair (usually a
Vice-Chair), a member representative of employers and a member representative
of employees. The members of the Tribunal bring their specialized
expertise and understanding of pay equity, compensation practices
and labour relations to the hearing process. The Chair and Vice-Chairs
are lawyers, often with extensive experience as counsel and adjudicators
before the courts and other tribunals. At present, the Chair and Vice
Chairs also hold appointments to the Ontario Labour Relations Board
and/or the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. In addition, the employer
and employee representatives are expected to bring the perspective
of their particular constituency into the Tribunal's decision-making.
They are not advocates for individual parties but they ensure that
the Tribunal's decison-making is fully informed. The panel determines
the issues in dispute based on the evidence given and the arguments
made by the parties.
The Registrar is responsible for
communicating with the parties, scheduling hearings and for the administration
of the Tribunal. She is assisted by the Tribunal's Hearing Officer.
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