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EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND BENEFITS - Benefits - Disability - Entitlement

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 8:45 AM  

Appeal by the Union from the dismissal of its application for judicial review of grievance arbitration board (Board) decision. The Board determined that the respondent employer’s long-term disability plan discriminated based on age, but that it was saved under s. 7(2) of the Alberta Human Rights Act because it was part of a bona fide group or employee insurance plan. Pursuant to the collective agreement, the employer agreed to provide short and long-term disability benefits to its employees. The long-term disability benefits were provided by a...