[CTV] The Supreme Court of Canada decided Friday that it was legal for a mining company to force a New Brunswick man to retire at 65.
Melrose Scott, a former miner with the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, wanted to stay with the company beyond its mandatory retirement age so he could top up his pension. The company said no, and on Friday, the Supreme Court agreed with that decision.
The Sussex-area man took his case to the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission after being forced to retire in 2004. The commission upheld his complaint of age discrimination, but two other courts overturned it on its way to the Supreme Court.