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A policy imposing tougher requirements on retired teachers not age discrimination.

In Law v. Thames Valley District School Board, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal held a school board policy requiring retired teachers, but not new teacher's college graduates, to be certified in one or more of French, special education, music, or technology before they could be placed on the occasional teacher list was not discriminatory on the basis of age.

The Tribunal held that, although the policy made a distinction between retired teachers and new graduates, this distinction was based solely on the fact that the former group was retired and in receipt of a pension, and not because of the prohibited ground of age.


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