Supreme Court of Canada upholds retirement age rule

May 22, 2014 The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the compulsory retirement clause in a law firm partnership agreement, deciding that a law firm is within its rights to require that equity partners retire at a certain age.

The Supreme Court upheld a ruling by the B.C. Court of Appeal, which found in 2012 that a partner is not an employee, and is therefore not protected by the Province’s discrimination legislation relating to employees.

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