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Hiring Younger Replacement Doesn’t Prove Age Discrimination

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismissed the age discrimination claim of a real estate manager who was laid off as part of a corporate restructuring. The evidence showed that the manager’s position was eliminated due to its relative lack of productivity. The only hint of age discrimination was the fact that the manager was replaced by a younger employee; and this alone wasn’t enough to make out an age discrimination claim [Lunar v. Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust, [2012] O.H.R.T.D. No. 51, Jan. 6, 2012].

Bongarde Editorial

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