Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to revisit Air Canada retirement age issue

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Court of justice told hold another hearing to determine if airline had the right to duress 45 pilots to retire

CBC Posted: Sep 15, 2017 3:35 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 15, 2017 3:35 PM ET

The Canadian Kind Rights Tribunal will be revisiting the issue of whether Air Canada was go downhill to force some pilots to retire at age 60.

A decision publicly released on Friday bring ups the tribunal will hold another hearing to determine whether the airline had the proper to force 45 pilots to retire at an age it deemed to be the industry standard.

The steadfastness says the case originally had 97 complainants, but 52 of them compel not have their retirement age scrutinized by the tribunal.

The issue of retirement age for Air Canada helmsmen has come up both at the tribunal and in federal court numerous times in the heretofore decade.

Two cases with different complainants, but similar arguments, were controlled upon by the tribunal, reviewed in federal court, then ultimately dismissed by the Federal Court of Attract.

The tribunal says the 52 pilots whose retirement dates were quilted by the previous cases will not be included in the new hearing, but says it will agree arguments from the remaining 45 whose retirement dates sink inwards join outside of the timeline covered by the other cases.

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