a worker's understanding that they are being paid an amount which goes beyond what is fair, particularly in contrast with co-employees. This can generate dissatisfaction, stressed situations with co-employees, and attempts to return equity.

OVERPAYMENT INEQUITY: "The overpayment inequity in favor of Justin not only outraged his co-workers, but also seemed to make Justin less motivated to excel at work like he once did."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OVERPAYMENT INEQUITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/overpayment-inequity/ (accessed April 18, 2021).