Human Rights hearing set on forced retirement of Shelburne bus driver

Greg Bennett
Published on August 12, 2014

A Shelburne area school bus driver who fought and won his battle with the Tri-County Regional School Board over his forced retirement in 2011, will be the subject of a follow-up hearing by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission on Friday.

The board of inquiry chair found in a Dec. 11 decision that James Holland's mandatory retirement in June 2011 was contrary to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. Since 2009, mandatory retirement is generally no longer allowed under the Human Rights Act.

An independent human rights board of inquiry will conduct a followup hearing Friday, Aug. 15, in connection with the remedy the Tri-County Regional School Board owes to James Holland for discrimination based on age.  

The hearing will take place at 1 p.m. in the Harbourside Conference Room at the Community Business Development Centre, 157 Water St., Shelburne. The board chair is Marion Hill.