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The decrease of the income replacement indemnity at 65 years of age is judged to be discriminatory by the Commission des lésions professionnelles

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On March 18, 2010, administrative judge Richard Hudon of the Commission des lésions professionnelles (the "Commission") rendered a very interesting decision in the case of Côté et Traverse Rivière-du-Loup St-Siméon.

The Commission had to decide whether, on November 29, 2008, the income replacement indemnity paid to a worker could be reduced by 25% by the application of section 56 of the ARIAOD on the grounds that he was 64 years old when he suffered his employment related injury.

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