Ontario's working population continues to age. Given the elimination of mandatory retirement, human resources practitioners across Ontario must address the reality that workers are working beyond age 65 (out of preference and out of necessity).
This seminar will provide guidance to human resources professionals on key issues in managing an aging workforce. It will review the law on retirement, the obligations to accommodate an aging workforce to the point of undue hardship, the bona fide occupational job requirement and health and safety defenses, performance management of older employees and what, if any impact, the age of an employee should have on the duty to mitigate wrongful dismissal damages.
Topics to be discussed include:
A review of the law of retirement in Ontario under the Ontario
Human Rights Code and what employers can ask and what they should not ask their
A review of the duty to accommodate and new areas of
accommodation in the workplace that are arising from the obligation to
accommodate an aging workforce.
Defenses to the Duty to Accommodate and aging workforce including
the bona fide occupational job requirement and health and safety concerns.
How do you properly performance manage an older worker?
What impact should an employee’s age have on the duty to mitigate
severance packages and wrongful dismissal claims.