Mandatory retirement quashed for pilots (Legal view)

Tribunal changes tune on requirements, finds premise violates rights and freedoms

A collective agreement between Air Canada and its pilots that required retirement at age 60 is discriminatory, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled. The decision marks a change in approach for the tribunal after the Federal Court asked it to reconsider its 2007 dismissal of the complaints of two pilots forced to retire under the policy.

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