Greyhound bus driver in Ontario refused work after 65th birthday

Age restriction ruled as 'prima facie discriminatory'
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/15/2017

After he took early retirement, a London, Ont., Greyhound bus driver wanted to continue working summers only.

John Massecar had worked at the company since 1975 and took an early retirement package in 2010. As part of a letter of understanding #4 (LOU) attached to the collective agreement, drivers had the option of bidding for summer routes “until attaining the age of 65.” 

Because a lot of full-time drivers preferred to take vacations during summer months — which was also a busy time for the company — Greyhound instituted a policy whereby early-retired drivers could drive during summers only.