Working in shades of grey

With no more mandatory retirement and a labour shortage, age discrimination is the latest potential landmine for employers with an aging workforce
By Thierry Carrière
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Society’s perception of age, especially old age, has drastically evolved since the enactment of the various human rights legislations throughout Canada. In the past, mandatory retirement was the standard, perhaps from fear of not having jobs available for the younger generation and the perceived shortcomings of aging workers. In recent years in Canada and in Europe, the trend has been on the phasing out or elimination of mandatory retirement provisions in most provincial jurisdictions.

Discrimination against younger workers