Have you experienced age discrimination in your workplace?
The definition of age in the Ontario Human Rights Code extends protections to all persons 18 years and older. Historically, only individuals between 18 years of age and under 65 years of age were protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code against age discrimination.
Given that this amendment is quite recent, the case law is in its early stages and is evolving on this issue. The determination becomes whether age was a factor in the termination of the employment.
It is much more likely today for individuals who are terminated in their 60’s to allege age discrimination as the reason for the termination thereby claiming not only their remedies at common law arising by virtue of the wrongful dismissal but also their remedies under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
If you think you have been discriminated in your workplace because of your age, you should seek legal advice. We can help protect your legal rights.