Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Effective Today British Columbia Has Eliminated Mandatory Retirement

Changes to the Human Rights Code, prohibiting discrimination in employment based on age for those 65 years and over came into effect today. Previously, the Human Rights Code prohibited age discrimination in employment for those aged 19 to 64 only. The effect was to allow employers to have mandatory retirement policies for those aged 65 and over. The amendments are set out in Bill 31.

For more information, you can read the Ministry of Attorney General "Frequently Asked QuestionsAbout Eliminating Mandatory Retirement."

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