UPEI ordered to pay back reinstated employees

March 10, 2011

The Supreme Court of PEI has ruled that the University of Prince Edward Island should compensate 3 employees who were forced to retire in 2005 by paying them thousands of dollars in lost salaries. Last year, the employees won a human rights case that struck down UPEI's mandatory retirement policy and forced the institution to rehire them. The Court is still reviewing the entire human rights decision on mandatory retirement and may rule that no compensation is required. Should the Court agree with UPEI and uphold its mandatory retirement policy, the employees may have to return any compensation they are given now. Charlottetown Guardian | CBC