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Discriminatory benefit loophole closed for those over 65 | Stuart Rudner

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:39 AM | By Stuart Rudner

It has been over a decade since Ontario effectively abolished mandatory retirement by amending the Human Rights Code to extend its protection against discrimination to workers over the age of 65. The legislation which effected this change had an interesting twist, however: it allowed employers to offer different (i.e., lesser) benefits to those older workers.

It took almost 12 years, but that loophole has been closed; the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (HRTO) ruled a few weeks ago in Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board 2018...