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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Workers’ Compensation & Return to Work

Accommodation of a Medical Disability under Workers’ Compensation Law Human Rights Law The issue of the duty to accommodate a medical disability has been reviewed in a previous post. In brief, this obligation requires the employer to consider the nature of the employee’s medical disability and accommodate or adjust the work environment with proper regard […]

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