Can Benefits be Automatically Denied to Employees Over 65?

A recent Human Rights Tribunal decision will have a significant impact on the rights of older workers. The case involved a school teacher who received health, dental and life insurance benefits from his employer, the Grand Erie District School Board. The employer then terminated these benefits once the teacher reached the age of 65. The […]

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Older Workers & Human Rights

Grand Erie School Board before Human Rights Tribunal A recent decision[1] of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has been made in a high-profile case involving the Brantford School Board. It has enormous significance to many employees in Ontario. Background The issue arose from the denial of insurance and other benefits to a teacher who had […]

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HRTO: No Age Discrimination Where Younger Employee Hired Prior to Termination of Older Employee

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) recently discussed the issue of age discrimination in the workplace, and found that an employee who had claimed he had been fired in favour of a younger employee had failed to establish a link between his age and the termination. What Happened? The employee in question was hired […]

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Toronto Police Facing Allegations of Age Discrimination

A 51-year old police candidate has filed a human rights complaint against the Toronto Police Service (TPS) alleging age discrimination after she was unsuccessful in the process of becoming an officer. The Background The claimant filed her complaint in summer of 2016. In it, she alleges that she was discriminated against as a candidate because […]

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