For older workers, training still matters

Mandatory retirement may be gone, but older workers still face barriers
By Susan Eng
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/11/2015

Changing the law to eliminate mandatory retirement was easier than changing the societal attitudes that make workplace age discrimination a reality for too many older workers. Laws can’t change prejudices but they can stop people from acting on them — and, over time, change societal norms. 

Until then, employers need to recognize inherent presumptions about older workers and proactively counteract them.