Judge orders review of human rights decision on UPEI mandatory retirement

February 9, 2012

A PEI Supreme Court judge has ordered the provincial human rights commission to re-consider parts of its ruling on mandatory retirement at the University of Prince Edward Island after it made several errors in its decision. In his decision on a judicial review of the commission's ruling that the university discriminated against 3 employees when it forced them to retire at age 65, the judge upheld most of the commission's ruling but agreed with UPEI that the employees had a duty to lessen their damages by looking for work. The judge upheld the commission's ruling on UPEI's other requests related to costs and did not award costs to either party because it was a divided ruling. Charlottetown Guardian