Mandatory retirement changes leave Ontario workers in limbo

Changes take effect in December, but what happens to workers turning 65 in the meantime?
By Natalie MacDonald
|Canadian Employment Law Today

When the Ontario government announced it was abolishing mandatory retirement at age 65 at the end of 2006, employers with such policies began to prepare for the changes. But one pressing question didn’t have a clear answer: What happens to employees turning 65 between the time the change was announced and Dec. 29, 2006, when the change takes effect? Employers were left in a bit of limbo as to what to do with these workers. A court challenge by an employee in Welland, Ont., could soon provide an answer.

Technically, employers can still retire employees according to the policy but

Wilde v. Welland (City)