N.S. teacher wins $12,000 in age discrimination case

Human rights inquiry found school board's mandatory retirement policy discriminatory
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/02/2007

A Nova Scotia supply teacher has been awarded $12,000 after a human rights inquiry determined he was discriminated against because of his age.

The Annapolis Valley Regional school board removed John Cline from its list of substitute teachers when he turned 65.

Inquiry board chair Gilles Deveau said the school board's mandatory retirement policy, which has since been rescinded, didn't meet the necessary test to be exempted under provisions of the Human Rights Act.