# 2016-214 - Posting Allowance (PA)

Posting Allowance (PA)

Case Summary

F&R Date: 2017–02–20

The grievor alleged discrimination in the determination of the amount of Posting Allowance he received, as it was based on his marital and family status, two prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. The grievor was seeking an amount equal to one month of his pay, which corresponds to both the Basic and the Dependant Allowances.

The Director General Compensation and Benefits, acting as the initial authority (IA), denied the grievance finding that the girevor had been treated in accordance with the applicable regulations and policies. The AI noted that the grievor received the Basic Allowance, equal to one half of his monthly pay, and stated that the grievor was ineligible for the Dependant Allowance as he had not relocated any dependant at public expense.

The Committee found that the grievor had not made a prima facie case of discrimination on a prohibited ground, meaning that he had not provided proof which at face value was sufficient to show that he was denied a benefit on the alleged grounds. The Committee found that the policy does not afford an allowance based on either the marital or family status, but differentiates between Canadian Armed Forces members (married or single) who relocate alone and those who relocate with their dependants. As such, members with dependants will not receive the Dependants Allowance if they relocates alone. The Committee thus concluded that the grievor was not unfairly prejudiced on the basis of the alleged grounds.

The Committee recommended that the grievance be denied.

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