OFL wants workers’ comp for older workers

Repeal of mandatory retirement raises new concerns
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 12/16/2010

The controversy over the elimination of mandatory retirement continues to flare up in Ontario, most recently over workers’ compensation for older workers.

Compensation for lost wages in that province ends at 65, or after two years for injuries after the age of 63. The employer’s obligation to re-employ a worker after injury also ends at 65, and older workers are also not eligible for compensation for loss of retirement income.