May 30, 2014

Employee vs. partner decision relevant across industries

In upholding a Canadian law firm’s right to require that its equity partners retire at a certain age, the Supreme Court of Canada has clarified the need for detailed partnership agreements, says Toronto civil and commercial litigator Patrick Summers.

In McCormick v. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, the Supreme Court has said Vancouver lawyer John Michael McCormick cannot proceed with his age discrimination case before the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.

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