Let’s break this down a bit more.
Substantially the same kind of work
This means that the work is the same in nature and effort, but it does not have to be exactly the same.
This means the two people work for the same company but can include multiple locations of the same business.
Substantially the same skill, effort and responsibility
- Skill: the amount of knowledge, physical skill or motor skills needed to perform a job (including education, training, and experience)
- Effort: the physical or mental effort needed to perform a job
- Responsibility: the number and nature of an employee’s job responsibilities, and how much accountability and authority the employee has for those responsibilities
Similar working conditions
This includes the working environment (e.g., an office), exposure to the weather, and health and safety hazards