Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Canada: Professor Urges End to Mandatory Retirement

Terry Gillin, a sociology professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, urged delegates at British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell's Council on Aging and Seniors' Issues to work towards total elimination of mandatory retirement. In calling on the province to change the Human Rights Code, which currently prohibits age-related discrimination for those 19 or older and less than 65, he said that forcing people to retire from their jobs when they turn 65 amounts to age discrimination and affects the poor, immigrants, and women the most.

Source: 680 News "Mandatory retirement means poor, immigrants, women lose out" (June 27, 2006)

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