Career development program for younger workers

Mentoring and career planning not open to employees over the age of 35
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/06/2011

Question: Our organization has a “Young Leaders Program” for employees under 35 to partake in mentorship programs and career tracking/planning. Anyone older than 35 is not able to participate. Would this type of age barrier be considered discrimination, particularly if it would have the potential of helping employees advance their careers?