age protected ground
The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: Workplace violence; age as a protected ground under human rights legislation; and the return-to-work process and the role of healthcare providers.
Courts have previously recognized that older employees may struggle to find comparable re-employment. In a recent decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded 24 months’ common law reasonable notice to a dismissed employee who was 61 years old at the time of dismissal. This decision provides some helpful direction and guidance for employers that move to terminate the employment of older, long service employees from their organization.