Human rights hearing focuses on mandatory retirement at UPEI

October 15, 2009

A Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission panel began a hearing Tuesday on whether mandatory retirement at the University of Prince Edward Island is discriminatory. The hearing was called after 3 UPEI employees were forced to retire at age 65 in 2005. Since the former employees filed their complaint, 3 other retired professors have joined them. In a statement to the CBC, the university's administration writes that mandatory retirement was not imposed, and that UPEI and its unions agreed to a "comprehensive plan that includes a maximum retirement age and generous pension and retirement benefits." Charlottetown Guardian | CBC