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Elder law: Employers can't force seniors off the job in Ontario

Many people are capable of working well into their senior years. Elder law in Ontario -- as in many places in Canada -- has done away with a mandatory retirement age. In fact, it has been construed as being discriminatory. A law has been in place safeguarding seniors from this type of discrimination since 2012, and it is against the Human Rights Act.

Protecting Yourself And Loved Ones Against Financial Fraud

With the ageing process comes the need to evolve and adapt to accommodate inevitable changes. From managing physical concerns to planning for retirement and beyond, the needs of seniors are markedly different than those of their younger counterparts. Unfortunately, an additional matter that older Canadians have to contend with is protecting themselves against fraud.

Elder law: Ontario seniors most vulnerable to fraud schemes

No one likes to be taken in by scheming and lies. And yet, that is what some seniors go through when trusting individuals who use fraud for their own financial benefits. Elder law in Ontario has rules in place that safeguard seniors from fraudulent schemes, yet there are still times when those who belong to this vulnerable sector of society get caught up in a fraudster's web of lies. 

Elder law protects Ontario seniors from abuse

Police in Ontario say that up to 10 per cent of seniors in the province are abused by family members or caretakers. The actual number is estimated at between 40,000 and 200,000. The wide-ranging figure may be explained by the fact that many seniors do not report their mistreatment. Many may not realize that they have options for seeking protection through elder law services.