Avoid Age Discrimination Accusations

*This article appeared in HRM Online on March 17, 2014 and is written by Lorenzo Lisi.

Canada’s aging employee population is changing the Canadian workplace. Employees are choosing to work well beyond age 65 for a number ofreasons: to stay busy; to maintain an income stream; or maybe even to pay for their grown kids who have moved back home.

Since mandatory retirement is, for the most part, no longer with us, the challenge for human resource professionals is how to manage a maturing work force who have their own set of issues and challenges, but can be valuable and productive workers for a long period of time.

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